Monash Academy Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based on the Clayton campus of Monash University. Consisting of students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music as well as musicians from across the wider Monash campuses and community, it is an orchestra committed to sharing the joy of musical performance with all Victorians.

The orchestra has established an enviable reputation as an outstanding training and mentoring orchestra, performing a large variety of major symphonic repertoire from Beethoven and Mozart to Stravinsky and Duke Ellington. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of orchestral repertoire, as well as the ensemble skills necessary for professional practice.

The orchestra is committed to performing the work of Australian composers. To this end, an Australian work is performed in every concert, and each year the orchestra commissions a new work from an Australian composer. The orchestra works closely with established and renowned conductors and recognised soloists. This provides students with the opportunity to learn from some of the very best in the industry.



The Monash Academy Orchestra Season for 2018 has concluded. Details of the 2019 Season will be available later in the year.

Auditions for 2019 will be held during Orientation Week, and applicants are required to prepare a series of set orchestral excerpts.  Audition excerpts will be available at least one month prior to the audition dates.

Any enquiries relating to the orchestra should be directed to the Orchestra Administrator, Hannah Trinca: