SidebySide Program

SidebySide Program

Queensland Symphony Orchestra's SidebySide Program provides successful applicants with personalised mentoring and 1:1 instruction from a QSO musician, leading to a performance with the Orchestra. Previously known as the Prodigy Program, this program offers important learning opportunities and skill development for aspiring professional musicians who strive for excellence in the classical music space. The program is free and locations are announced annually.

SidebySide Program locations:

Applications are now open
(closing date extended to Monday 24 June, 11.59PM)

Audition material will be released here Friday 21 June
Applications open Monday 8 July

Audition material will be released here Friday 21 June
Applications open Monday 8 July

Audition material will be released here Friday 26 July
Applications open Friday 2 August

The SidebySide Program supports the Queensland Instrumental Music curriculum in providing opportunities for students to become musicians, and it also reinforces the Australian Music Curriculum's aim of developing technical and expressive skills through making music.

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation provides capacity support for Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Community Engagement and Education to ensure they can continue to engage rural, regional, and remote communities.

Frazer Family Foundation

Frazer Family Foundation

The Birtles Family Foundation

The Birtles Family Foundation

Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.