The applicant must be:
- A Turkish citizen between 11-18 years old
- A music student at one of Turkey’s state conservatories
- A resident of Turkey
- Receiving private instruction in any one of the instruments of the symphony orchestra as well as training in other occupation-related areas (such as singing, harmony, or form).
Note: Students’ level of musical training must meet the criteria put in place by the selection jury.
** If a student between 11-18 meeting the required artistic criteria cannot be found for a particular instrument, an older student or, when the repertoire demands it, an adult professional, can be made a member of the orchestra at the discretion of the General Music Director.