Bayside Youth Orchestra


The Bayside Youth Orchestras give young string players the opportunity to play publicly whilst learning within a supportive environment.

Our members come from both within and around the Redlands, and range in age from six to eighteen.

The ensembles perform in many different events and competitions throughout the year, and regularly collaborate with the Redland Sinfonia to present combined performances. 

Our Conductor

Julie Schmidt

Julie is a passionate strings teacher, based in the Redland City.  Julie's primary instrument is viola, however she teaches violin, viola, cello and double bass in state schools in the South East through Education Queensland. 

Julie is an experienced musician and enjoys playing in various community ensembles across Brisbane including the Orchestra Corda Spiritus (viola section principal), Redland Sinfonia, and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.

Julie has been working with the Bayside Youth Orchestra as a tutor since it established in 2012. In 2018, she moved into the role of musical director, and is responsible for conducting the two ensembles that make up the youth orchestra. 

Julie holds a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education (Instrumental and Classroom Music), and an A.Mus.A. in Viola (distinction).


Join Us!

Rehearsals are held each Wednesday afternoon, during school terms. All the members play in the orchestra for their love of music and the friendships that they develop over the years. 

Bayside Youth Orchestra is made up of two main ensembles:

Rehearsing from 3:45-4:50pm

  • Intermezzo Strings- AMEB Grade 1 - 3 (or equivalent)

Rehearsing from 4:50-6:00pm

  • Maggiore Strings- AMEB Grade 4+ (or equivalent)

Rehearsal Location

       Faith Lutheran College, Redlands - Middle/Senior School

       1-15 Beveridge Road

       Thornlands 4164



Fees for 2019 are as follows - 

Price per term: $50

Discounts are offered for families who pay for the  whole calendar year.  No refunds are offered if students do not commit  to the whole year of rehearsals. 

One child - $180

Two children - $330

Three children: $450

Four children: $570

Fees are payable by following the TryBooking link below

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