Welcome! Thanks for your interest in Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra.
Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association.
Our vision is to present the highest possible standard of orchestral music to the Central Queensland community. Our aim is to provide our musicians with opportunities to grow and develop their musical expertise through exposure to professional conductors, soloists and a variety of exciting performances.
RSO is a seasonal orchestra, performing two concerts per year, generally in June and November. We launched in 2018 with a sold-out “A Night at the Proms” concert and the orchestra has continued to build on that success.
We endeavour to provide a highly varied selection of repertoire, incorporating different themes and venues at each performance. From opera and the classics through to children’s programs and popular music, there is something to suit all audience demographics.
Our Orchestra rehearses in the 6-8 weeks before concerts. Rehearsal schedules include professional workshop weekends, tutti rehearsals and sectionals. Performing members are expected to attend as many rehearsals as possible (and provide notice of any absences) and are required to attend the final week of rehearsals and sound checks prior to each concert with 100% attendance rate. It is also expected that performing members learn and perfect their parts in their own time to ensure productive rehearsals.
RSO’s vision is to perform at a semi-professional level. Our repertoire covers Intermediate/Advanced to Professional scores. As a guide, attained level may be AMEB Level 4+ for strings and AMEB Level 6+ for woodwind/brass (or equivalent experience). All applications will be considered, subject to vacancies and repertoire requirements.
If your application is successful and you are invited to become a member of RSO, you will be required to pay an annual $50 membership fee to cover insurance and other administration costs. RSO Membership year is from 1st July to 30th June.
We are currently seeking applications from the following: