Closing Date:  24 Apr, 2019

ACO 2020 Emerging Artists

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ACO 2020 Emerging Artists applications now open

Full Details

The ACO's Emerging Artists' Program connects the next generation of talented young Australian string players with members of the ACO. The program offers tertiary and post-tertiary musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform with its renowned players and is tailored to suit the strengths and needs of each musician.Each Emerging Artist receives:

  • Paid, intensive chamber music rehearsals and chamber orchestra performances with members of the ACO;
  • Private lessons with an ACO mentor;
  • Audition preparation;
  • Access to ACO rehearsals and concerts.

Selected Emerging Artists go on tour nationally and internationally with the ACO, and it is a testament to the program's success that five former ACO Emerging Artists have been appointed members of the ACO.

Emerging Artists’ Program 2020 

Applications Open Now

Essential Criteria For Applicants:

  • Australian string players aged between 18 - 27;
  • Must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen;
  • And have extensive performance experience.

Applications close COB Wed 24 Apr 2019

How to Apply
In order to submit your application, please complete an online form or email caitlin.gilmour@aco.com.au the following: 

  • An unedited MP3 or WAV audio recording (no videos) of you:

    • Two contrasting works or movements, at least one of which should be with piano accompaniment;
    • Optional chamber music work;
    • Please list the title and composer of the pieces you are submitting.
  • A current CV;
  • Complete the online application form