What does work experience at MSO involve?
Placements are run in a group format, with a strong focus on arts administration. During their time with the MSO, students will have the opportunity to meet with musicians and staff, mix with MSO’s industry-leading artistic planning team, observe orchestral rehearsals and explore Melbourne’s arts precinct.
Most of all, students will come away from their placement with a broad understanding of the role played by the MSO – as a cornerstone of Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage – in the Victorian and Australian performing arts industries.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications by all students attending Secondary School in Australia aged 15 years+ as of the placement date (Tuesday 14 September – Thursday 16 September & Tuesday 16 November – Thursday 18 November). The MSO can accept up to 30 students per placement and will hold 2, three-day placements.
We have a very small number of places available for new applicants in 2021, but please note that preference is given to students who applied for the 2020 program and those attending schools in Victoria.
Session date still open: 16 - 18 November 2021.