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Arts Board awards $37,000 in grants to support local artists

June 28 2022 The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Headspace Nowra and Connect Sanctuary Point are among the recipients of more than $37,000 in funding awarded to local community groups, charities and schools as part of the 2022 Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants Program.  

Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra plan to use the funding to produce a CD for the second time in their 22-year history. Business Manager of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Ryley Gillen said, “The grant provides us a great opportunity to showcase and produce a long-lasting album of music that has been written, produced and recorded by local musicians about the region”. 


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ADFAS in support of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings

April 5 2022 SYO has partnered with ADFAS Shoalhaven in 2022 to offer SYO students the opportunity to prepare and perform solo recitals for its members.

This is an exciting opportunity for SYO students to develop solo repertoire and learn the demands of rehearsing both ensemble content and individual pieces that are performance ready.



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Arts and culture funding

March 26 2022 Audiences on the South Coast will benefit from record arts and cultural activity to be delivered across NSW, with Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Shelley Hancock today announcing that Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Inc, Beyond Empathy Ltd, Ms Lara Merrett will receive $79,000 in funding.

Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Inc is one of 198 great projects sharing in $9,371,594 million through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts & Cultural Funding Program on behalf of the NSW Government.



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Funding boost for South Coast arts and culture

October 11 2021 Artists and audiences on the South Coast will soon benefit from more arts and cultural opportunities in the local community with targeted funding from the NSW Government.

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Gallery, Shoalhaven Arts Society, Arts in the Valley and Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra are among 10 recipients that have secured over $212,000 funding from the NSW Government to deliver new arts and culture projects in the South Coast.



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New faces to guide SYO in 2021

Jan 4 2021 Members of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra met at the annual general meeting recently to hear how the Shoalhaven’s regional orchestra for young musicians had managed to continue making music during a rocky 2020.

 Students transitioned to Zoom rehearsals with Musical Directors John Dunstan and Eryn Deys and the orchestra invested time into developing its long term initiatives for increasing enrolments and interest for orchestral instruments in the area.


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See Shoalhaven City Council’s arts grants recipients

July 17 2020 Five individual artists plus the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra will benefit from Shoalhaven City Council’s Arts Board’s grants announced on Monday, June 29.

In celebrating twenty years of music education the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra will host refreshing, vibrant and inspirational masterclasses for emerging musicians in the community at the Nowra School of Arts featuring SYO students and SYO alumni.


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SYO’s new music education campaign

June 24 2020 


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SYO turns 20 with new manager


SYO shines at concert

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Freemasons boost Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra 

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