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Penrith Youth Orchestra – Term 3


PENRITH YOUTH ORCHESTRA (PYO) has evolved into a high-quality symphony orchestra for talented school-age musicians since it was established in 2015. A partnership between the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Penrith Conservatorium at The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO), PYO rehearses and performs four times per year under the guidance of Artistic Director, Dr Paul Terracini.

This term the orchestra will be split into 2 chamber ensembles to work on the repertoire, reducing the number of musicians in a room. No full orchestra rehearsal will be available in Term 3.


No audition is required to join PYO. We encourage all applications, even if students are well above or slightly below the recommended minimum standard guidelines.

Places are allocated according to performance standard and ensemble experience.

The recommended minimum standards are:
Violin: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent
Viola: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Cello: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent
Double Bass: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Woodwind, Brass & Percussion: Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent

TERM 3 – Chamber Music Focus

Sunday 9 August | Sunday 16 August | Sunday 23 August

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

1:30 – 2:30: Sectional

2:30 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 4:00: Wind, Brass & Percussion Tutti


1:30 – 2:30: Strings Tutti

2:30 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 4:00: Sectional

Read the full COVID-Safe plan for Term 3 HERE


Fees for Term 3 and Term 4 are $120 / student or $90/ student for siblings participating concurrently per term.



As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in Penrith Youth Orchestra so they can create something great.


For more information about PYO, or questions about enrolment or the Creative Kids voucher please contact:

Brian Kjim, PYO Coordinator: brian.kjim@penrith.city | 02 4732 8686