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Welcome to Collegium 2024!

January 24th, 2024|Member Notices|

Welcome to Collegium 2024! We’re really excited for what is going to be a fun and exciting year.

The conductor for this year is Grace Ah-quee.

The first rehearsal is Saturday 10 February 9am – 12pm, at Handa Studio, WAAPA (Building 1, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley – maps attached.)

It is expected that everyone arrives by 8:45am at the latest and is warmed up and tuned before we begin at 9am.

For rehearsals, don’t forget to bring your 2B pencil and any accessories [ read more ]

Welcome to Camerata 2024!

January 24th, 2024|Member Notices|

Welcome to Camerata 2024! We’re really excited for what is going to be a fun and exciting year.

The conductor for this year is Daemon Clark.

Music has not yet been received for Camerata, so you will be informed once practice parts are available. This may only be in the week before first rehearsal.

The first rehearsal is Saturday 10 February 9am – 12pm, at Jazz Studio, WAAPA (Building 1, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley – maps attached.)

It is expected that everyone arrives [ read more ]

Welcome to Philharmonic 2024!

January 24th, 2024|Member Notices|

Hi Philharmonic Orchestra members, parents, and guardians,

Welcome to Philharmonic 2024! We’re really excited for what is going to be a fun and exciting year.

The conductor for first semester is Dale Pointon. The conductor for second semester is Sara Duhig.

The first rehearsal is Saturday 10 February 9am – 12pm, at Richard Gill Auditorium, WAAPA (Building 1, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley – maps attached.)

It is expected that everyone arrives by 8:45am at the latest and is warmed up and tuned before [ read more ]

Welcome to WAYO 2024!

January 24th, 2024|Member Notices|

Welcome to WAYO 2024! We’re really excited for what is going to be a fun and exciting year.

The first rehearsal is Saturday 10 February 9am – 12pm, at Callaway Auditorium UWA.

It is expected that everyone arrives by 8:45am at the latest and is warmed up and tuned before we begin at 9am. The room is usually set and available at least 30mins before rehearsals begin, so feel free to arrive early to get set.

Percussion is required to arrive around 8:15am [ read more ]

WAYO the Brave

October 2nd, 2023|Collaborations, Highlight Reel|

"Thanks for a terrific night of music. Soul-stirring stuff. Great choice of repertoire and superb performances all round. Heartwarming to see these fabulous young people playing their hearts out. The future of music in WA is in good hands." We would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone that came out in force to support this collaboration, and made such a magical & memorable performance possible...

2024 Scholarship Opportunities

August 22nd, 2023|Scholarships|

Over the past 4 years, the Peter Moore OAM Scholarship has awarded over $25,000 to assist and inspire tertiary students. Applications for 2024 are now open...

Meet the Musician: Emma Ou

August 10th, 2023|Meet our Musicians, Scholarships|

"I began playing in the WA Youth Orchestras Association in 2017 in Sinfonietta. After spending a year in Sinfonietta, Collegium and Philharmonic, I joined the WA Youth Orchestra in 2020. I have learnt so much from all the different ensembles and they have all strongly contributed to my musical journey thus far."

Meet the Musician: Daniel Corvaia

May 21st, 2023|Meet our Musicians, Scholarships|

"2023 will mark my tenth year as a member of the WA Youth Orchestras program. I have enjoyed making wonderful music with many different colleagues, conductors, and various ensembles. My journey began in 2014 with the Sinfonietta String Orchestra...

Meet the Musician: Emma John

April 28th, 2023|Meet our Musicians, Scholarships|

Emma is one of the recipients of a 2023 Peter Moore Scholarship.  She writes about her WAYO experience: I have been a part of the WAYO organisation for three years. I initially joined the Philharmonic in 2021, and then moved into the orchestra in 2022. This year I am very excited to be the principal horn of the Western Australian Youth Orchestra. Being a part of WAYO has been fundamental in my development as a young musician...

WAYO quartet inspired by Kronos masterclass

February 28th, 2023|Collaborations|

“To vib, or not to vib: that is the question. Or is it?” As quoted by legendary Kronos Quartet cellist Paul Wiancko, who mentored our talented WAYO quartet members in an awe-inspiring private masterclass which explored the intricacies of musical style, use of vibrato, ensemble playing and the art of playing contemporary works with musical freedom. [ read more ]

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