The Kuringai Youth Orchestra is registered as an incorporated association and is run by a committee of parents and volunteers.
Orchestral players aged 18 or over are required to become members of KYO. For Players under 18, at least one parent or guardian must become a KYO member. Membership entitles a person to vote at general meetings and to serve on the committee. Membership application is available <HERE>.
KYO communicate with players and parents via email reporting recent activities and informing them about upcoming events.
All members of KYO, whatever their interest in music, are invited to be part of the KYO experience. Even if you do not become a committee member, you can volunteer to help at rehearsals and performances or in other ways. Contact us for more information.
The young musicians in KYO are also invited to use their time and other talents to support the wider development of the orchestra.
The annual membership fee has been set at $5 per year, and the musician fees for 2017 at $400 per year which includes supper. These fees cover the cost of running the orchestra, including the hire of the hall, conductor's fees, purchase and copying of music, insurance, and the costs associated with registering the organisation.
We have the following vacancies at present and we are always interested to hear from high calibre orchestral musicians.
Immediate vacancies for senior viola players, double bass players, tuba, trumpet players, trombonists and percussionists.
STRING PLAYERS - there are positions available across all string sections:
Violins: 1st section - AMEB Certificate of Performance / AMusA / LMusA
Violins: 2nd section - AMEB / Suzuki 7th Grade upwards
Violas - AMEB / Suzuki 5th Grade upwards
Cellos - AMEB / Suzuki 6th Grade upwards
Double Basses - AMEB 4th Grade upwards
Flutes/piccolo positions are full at this moment
Oboes / Cor Anglais vacancies for AMEB 6th Grade upwards
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet vacancies for AMEB 6th Grade upwards
Bassoons vacancies AMEB 5th Grade upwards
Horns vacancy for AMEB 6th Grade upwards (Full at the moment)
Vacancies open for Tuba, Trumpet Players and Trombone / Bass Trombone with AMEB 6th Grade upwards
PERCUSSION PLAYERS - Senior percussionist