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• 80-member symphony orchestra
• Standard orchestral repertoire & arrangements
• Conductor:  Dr Bradley Voltz (since 1998)
• Rehearsals: Saturdays 1.15pm-4.00pm at the Old Museum Building
• Sectional tutorials: on selected Saturdays during rehearsal times
• Weekend music camp: QCCC Tamborine, Fri 9 to Sun 11 Feb 2018
• Min. AMEB Grade 5 (guide only)
• Maximum age limit as at 31 December 2018: 23 years |
• Violin 1 (18), violin 2 (18), viola (16), cello (14), double bass (10)
• Flute (2), piccolo (1), oboe (2), Bb clarinet (2), bassoon (2)
• French horn (5), trumpet (2), trombone (2), bass trombone (1), tuba (1)• Percussion (2)

For many of its 80 members, QYO3 offers the first experience of playing in a full-sized symphony orchestra. Conductor Dr Bradley Voltz selects a variety of repertoire which includes original works for symphony orchestra and arrangements of film music and musicals. In 2018, QYO3 will perform three concerts in the Concert at Twilight series at the Old Museum Concert Hall, a concert at the Gold Coast and the QYO Finale Concert at QPAC. For QYO3, positions are offered ‘within the section’ and seating orders are arranged by the conductor within the first few rehearsals and finalised at camp. Section leaders may be informed of their positions upon offers.

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Dr Bradley Voltz

Bradley has conducted the Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 since 1998. He holds a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Tasmania and a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Other post-graduate studies include a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) (QCM), Graduate Diploma in Further Education and Training (USQ) and a Graduate Certificate in Music Technology (GU). Bradley has been a conducting student of John Curro, attended conducting master classes under Sergio Celibedache in Germany and studied with Ezra Rachlin in London.

Bradley has performed as a freelance pianist and accordionist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in productions of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, The Pirates of Penzance and The Sound of Music. He has appeared as both conductor and soloist for the University of Queensland Musical Society and the St Lucia Orchestra.

Bradley is member of the Board of Examiners of the Australian Music Examinations Board, and is currently Director of Music at Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College.

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