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30051681 10156150743514034 9088054575041494607 oMusic is a powerful communicator; inspiring and motivational. AdYO provides young musicians with the opportunity to learn from the best conductors and tutors and perform orchestral masterpieces. Thanks to supporters like you, our players learn discipline, teamwork, responsibility, leadership and creativity, providing young musicians the enriching and unique experience of performing classical music, fostering their artistic and musical skills. 


Support AdYO to Commission New Orchestral Works By Young Musicians  This year we shine a light on our Alumni, celebrating past musicians returning to perform, conduct, and compose. Opportunities to compose for an orchestra, destined for quality performance in the concert hall is rare for young composers in Australia. We are committed to turning this around in 2018 and hope to have your support in raising funds to commission Fanfares for all of our orchestras. Each composer, an AdYO alumni  comes full circle, as they take this opportunity to write music for their first orchestra. And in turn, each orchestra will spend time rehearsing with their composer before the premieres of these new fanfares at our Gala Concert on November 18 at 3pm in the Adelaide Town Hall. The Gala Concert marks the culmination of a great year of music-making for our 220 young musicians, as they take to the stage. Our  Youth Strings, Sinfonia, Wind Orchestra and our senior orchestra, the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, will be proud to perform these new fanfares written for them by graduates of their orchestras

" to see these young composers, all alumni. emerging from the ranks of players to take their place on the world stage is remarkable"  -  Keith Crellin – Artistic Director AdYO

Donations will go directly towards the commissioning and performance of these newly composed fanfares. Donate on-line at  the Australian Cultural Foundation,  GiveNow  or call Claire on 8361 8896 

Your gift will help support these inspiring young musicians to illuminate the present and ignite the future.


Your Support is A Major Key to Our Success!

Financial support  helps to pay for a myriad of expenses, including our basic operations, office and rehearsal space rental, venue hire, concert production costs, sheet music purchases, and instrument hire and  maintenance. Through fundraising we also keep our membership fees within reach of families and can guarantee scholarships for students in need.

  • Alumni Composer Commission Project
  • Scholarship Aid for a Student
  • Orchestral Chair (please ring 8361 8896 to discuss orchestral chair)
  • General Donation 

Volunteer Support is also essential for AdYO’s success. Active volunteers have always been part of the AdYO culture. With approximately 250 students supported by an administrative staff of two, volunteer parents and music lovers are essential to the success of AdYO's programs.  Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities to get involved from just a few hours to a weekly commitment, including taking attendance and assisting conductors at rehearsals to helping out at concerts and on schools tours. Opportunities Include:

  • Orchestral Supervision
  • Concert Support
  • Office Support
  • Library Support