ACO Emerging Artist Program

ACO Emerging Artist Program Application Information

Key dates and information for this year's ACO Emerging Artist Program applications.
Key Information


2025 Emerging Artist Program

The 2025 Emerging Artist Program will include*:

  • Three intensive projects, working side-by-side with ACO musicians as well as renowned guest artists, including:
    - ACO National Concert Season Tour
    - Chamber Music Residency at UKARIA Cultural Centre
    - ACO Collective Western Australian Tour, with unique multidisciplinary arts collaboration
  • Paid professional performance and touring opportunities as a member of the ACO Collective at our esteemed concert space at Pier 2/3, Sydney and throughout regional Australia.
  • Career mentorship, audition training and individually tailored lessons from core members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

    *Specific project offerings are subject to amendment


Who can apply?

Exceptional violin, viola, cello or double bass players between the ages of 18 and 28 that are Australian citizens or hold permanent residency in Australia, who are able to make themselves completely available for the requisite project periods during 2025.

What are the application requirements?

Applicants are required to submit two separate audiovisual recordings of two contrasting works or movements, along with a current CV.

Key Dates

Applications close Tuesday 2 April 2024, 4pm.
Live Round to be held in June 2024.

Full Application and Audition Information can be found HERE.

Apply now