Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra

2018 Auditions - Offers

Audition for 2018 have been held and offers of placements are currently being made. Please go to the Offers page to view the offers for the SCYO in 2018.

Warrior Legacy, performed by the Youth Symphony of the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, conducted by Chelsey Eunson, Sunday 7th August, 2014.

About SCYO

The SCYO is the Sunshine Coast community’s premier orchestra for youth, drawing talented musicians from across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland into one or more of seven ensembles, covering novice to advanced, string ensembles to wind symphony, stage band and orchestra. Formed in 1989, the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra (SCYO) is a non-profit organisation that provides orchestral music opportunities for young musicians up to 23 years of age.
SCYO actively supports school music programs by extending musicians skills and encouraging all members to play in school music groups. Each year SCYO organises regular performances at a wide variety of venues, workshop activities with other orchestras, and an annual weekend music camp.

SCYO rehearses weekly on Wednesday nights during State school terms at Mountain Creek State High School. SCYO is managed by a volunteer parent group.


SCYO Events 

SCYO holds rehearsals, workshops and performances for different ensembles across the entire year. Please see the SCYO Events & Calendar page for those details. Changes to proposed events are available on the SCYO Schedule updates page.

Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Bursary 2017

The recipient of the 2017 Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Bursary was announced at the recent Themed Concert by General Sales Manager of Audi Centre Sunshine Coast, Nigel Meineke. Nigel presented the 2017 Bursary award on behalf of the new Dealer Principal Sean Pereira, to worthy applicant Reese Corner.

Reese is a natural musician who is involved in many musical groups and has been a member of the SCYO for the past 3 1/2 years - she has been a member of our string ensembles and was last year elevated to the Youth Symphony Orchestra.  This year Reese has also taken on the role of section leader for our second Chamber Strings ensemble. She was also a member of our Under 15 Eisteddfod winning string quartet.  Reese attends Maroochydore State High School where she is involved in their strings ensemble, Chamber strings and any small string group created through the year.   She also plays flute in the school band.  Reese is in a music excellence class and participated in the school musical as well as being part of the choir, both large and small groups.   She involves herself in setting up and assisting conductors and teachers and is also a member of the Oriana Choir (that must be because she needs something to do!).   Reese is a highly motivated musician who loves performing, can always be relied upon for rehearsals, workshops and concerts and continuously demonstrates the principles of being a SCYO musician.

Reese will be doing her Grade 5 AMEB this year and has outgrown her violin strung as a viola; she hopes to use the bursary towards purchase of a new viola.

The SCYO would also like to thank the prior Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Dealer Principal Richard Moye and partner Karen, for their support over the last two years.

Thanks to Sponsors 2017

The SCYO would like to very much thank the following Sunshine Coast businesses for their support this year:

Audi Centre Sunshine Coast

Woombye Cheese Company