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General contact information

For any queries or comments about the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, contact us by emailing Your enquiry will be forwarded on to the relevant person. Our mailing address is PO Box 4421, University of Melbourne, VIC 3052.

Other ways to stay in touch with the VYSO:

Joining the orchestra

When do you rehearse and perform?

The Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra performs four concerts in the Melbourne area each year. We rehearse regularly on Saturdays from 9:30am (arrive 9:15am) until 12:30pm at St Michael’s Church, North Carlton (venue map).

Who can join?

The orchestra is open to anybody between 18 and 30 years old (or thereabouts!). New players are welcome all year round. Player subscription fees are $40 per concert – usually payable by the third rehearsal – with a discount if you commit to the full year.

We are always on the lookout for new strings players in particular: so if you play a string instrument and would like to join, we would love to hear from you! Demand for players in other sections depends on the repertoire. Auditions are not required, but a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is recommended.

What kind of music do you play?

We perform varied and challenging works from across the orchestral repertoire, and collaborate regularly with instrumental and vocal soloists and choir. Concerts in the previous two years have included major works like Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Elgar’s The Music Makers, John Williams’ Five Sacred Trees and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

How do I join?

Email us at or use the contact form below. Make sure to let us know which instrument(s) you play. We will gladly add you to our mailing list and answer any queries you have about the orchestra.

The Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra

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  PO Box 4421, University of Melbourne, VIC 3052

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