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Kingsland Fellowship

The Kingsland Fellowship offers specialised professional development for advanced musicians at the tertiary and postgraduate level.

The Kingsland Fellowship encompasses solo, chamber and orchestral playing, audition preparation, and career development, inspiring artistic excellence and creating pathways to professional performance and other arts industry opportunities. The program offers training in a supportive environment, tailored to the unique artistic path and goals of each Fellow.


  • Regular solo, chamber and orchestral workshops, and audition preparation, with Concertmaster Kirsten Williams and other CSO musicians.
  • Tailored recitals and community outreach performances.
  • Masterclasses and professional development opportunities with Jessica Cottis, CSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, and other high profile creative leaders.
  • $1200 stipend and a CSO 2023 season pass (valued at $750), plus backstage rehearsal access.



The Kingsland Fellowship is open to tertiary and postgraduate students (including students studying non-music programs). Applications are welcome for all orchestral instruments.



Each Kingsland Fellow receives a stipend of $1,200 for the 2023 year.



To apply, email a completed application form to or deliver in person at the CSO Office during business hours (Level Five, 1 Farrell Place). Applications close COB Wednesday 8 February 2023 – early applications are appreciated.

Download application form [PDF 491KB]

Auditions will be scheduled on 20 / 23 February 2023 from 5pm.



To audition for the Kingsland Collective, applicants will be required to present:

  • two contrasting works (unaccompanied) of which five to ten minutes of each work will be heard in the audition.

Auditions will also comprise sight reading and a short interview.



The Kingsland Fellowship is part of the broader Kingsland Pathways Program for emerging artists, made possible by the CSO’s generous philanthropic community. The CSO gratefully acknowledges the significant contributions of:

The late Sir Richard and the late Lady Kingsland and family – founding donors
Ross & Sue Kingsland
Roger & Maxeme Tall
Robyn Holmes
Paul & Jan Kriedemann
The late Marjorie Lindenmayer
Ingrid Mitchell
Margaret Oates
Bruce Neindorf
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To support the Kingsland Pathways Program or learn more about the impact of philanthropic giving, please contact Sally Walker, Philanthropy Manager, via or call the CSO on 02 6247 9191 during business hours.


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