Australian youth orchestra's contribution to musical life through educational/performance programs for aspiring musicians in urban, regional and rural Australia

  • Kartomi, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Pear, David (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The history of AYO, which is Australia's centre for excellence for aspiring orchestral musicians and an arts company responsive to changing socio-artistic conditions, needs investigating re the bridge it provides to the professional music world, its socio-artistic importance, and to answer calls for accountability. Through research into its innovative training and performance programs and archives (1948 - the present) and comparisons of its role with state and overseas youth orchestras, this project will measure and interpret AYO's contributions to Australia's cultural life in urban, regional and rural areas, including its participants' accelerated musical development and enhanced career opportunities.
Effective start/end date2/12/0331/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$189,000.00
  • Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO): A$45,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Youth Orchestras

    Kartomi, M. J., 2018, Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching: An Oxford Handbook of Music Eduation. McPherson, G. E. & Welch, G. (eds.). New York NY USA: Oxford University Press, Vol. 3. p. 317-334 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review