“The musicians of the Australian World Orchestra recognised that the education they received in Australia was the springboard to their success and they are keen to give back to the community through the Australian World Orchestra’s education programme.”

Alexander Briger AO, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor

The AWO recognises the value of classical music education for both aspiring young musicians and also children with little to no formal musical training. When the orchestra convenes, the AWO’s professional members take part in educational opportunities for young people including Masterclasses, Mentoring, and through the Outreach Programmes which focus on providing world-class music education to disadvantaged and regional children. In addition, the AWO Academy, a professional development opportunity for a young player, is held during each concert period. 2018 has been a very successful and busy year for the AWO’s Education Programme. We’ve engaged with students from The Conservatorium of Music and 120 music students from 6 different high schools in Sydney as well as players from the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), Regional Youth Orchestra (RYO) and Melbourne Youth Orchestra (MYO) in Sydney, Regional NSW and Melbourne. These engagements have been in the form of providing access to general rehearsals and masterclasses, culminating in the opportunity for many to perform on stage with AWO players at the Sydney Opera House.

The AWO have also conducted education programs in Singapore (2016) and in India (2015 and 2018). The masterclasses and workshops in Singapore and India give invaluable lessons and experience to students and teachers and leave life long impressions on them that have the power to shape their musical careers.