Applications for Mentoring Programme 2017 are now open.

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Applications close on 14 November.

We will be in touch with all applicants prior to Christmas regarding the outcome of your application. For more enquiries please contact:



National Mentoring Programme

The NZSO National Mentoring Programme is an exciting opportunity for young music students to pair up with NZSO musicians to receive mentoring as well as access to NZSO rehearsals and concerts throughout 2017.

Applications are welcome from music students aged between 13 and 18.

  • Students must be Grade 5 or over on an orchestral instrument.
  • Applications will be assessed by a panel of NZSO section principals.
  • The mentoring sessions will take place in the main centres to which the NZSO tour.
  • Students from outside these centres are welcome to apply but are responsible for their own transport costs.
  • Please be aware that short listed candidates may be contacted to submit an audio recording.

2016 participating students include:

Name Instrument City NZSO Mentor
Audrey Jian Trumpet Auckland Cheryl Hollinger
Anna Elisara Viola Auckland Peter Barber
Amber Kearney Trombone Auckland Shannon Pittaway
Sharon Hung Cello Auckland Robert Ibell
Kate Hillman Clarinet Auckland Rachel Vernon
Adelina Orwin Oboe Christchurch Robert Orr
Isabella Gregory Flute Christchurch Bridget Douglas
Sarang Roberts Violin Christchurch Anne Loeser
Solomon Baldock Trumpet Dunedin Mark Carter
Leon Hook Violin Dunedin Greg Squire
Darcy Snell Oboe Napier Peter Dykes
Dominic Jacquemard Percussion Wellington Leonard Sakofsky
Milo Benn Cello Wellington Ken Ichinose

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