The ATYP mentorship has been a very special experience that has sparked an interest in theatre sound design, one that I hope to pursue. I have loved working as part of the team at ATYP and watching the very talented young cast. I am sure their future will be bright. As part of the mentorship, I have been lucky enough to be guided by two amazing sound designers, Steve Francis and Katelyn Shaw, who have opened me to a whole new world of composition. Many thanks to ATYP and Artology!
The fanfares are now all online! Listen to the original versions the young composers submitted for the competition and their refined works recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Oscar Gill (Aged 13) says, “When I found out I won I was like, ‘oh, that wasn’t supposed to happen, but when I thought about entering, winning was a risk I was willing to take!” Oscar’s piece is titled The Horses’ Fanfare and was inspired by Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
What’s happening in 2017 with the AYO?
See what’s happening in 2017 at the Australian Youth Orchestra with events across the country including the National Music Camp, Chamber Players, the Young Symphonists and much more.
The Red Room Company’s Poetry Objects exhibition launched last week in the Illawarra. From next week the winning poems will also be published on South Coast and Western Sydney trains and flying on Rex planes throughout December to March.
ATYP is offering two unique scholarship opportunities for young Australians aged 18–26. Each recipient will receive $10,000, year-long mentoring with ATYP in Sydney, and the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, work on a project with the Australian Theatre Company and attend the G’Day USA Gala Dinner in January 2018. Rebel Wilson has created the Theatre maker Scholarship to be awarded to an emerging artist who is combining more than one skill in the performing arts (writer/performer/designer/director/etc), and Rose Byrne has established her scholarship to be awarded to an emerging female leader in the arts. Apply by 5 December.