Acceptance Conditions

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.