The SCO Foundation

The SCO Foundation is a Public Fund established for raising funds to support the promotion of new music and contemporary composers.
It is a sub-committee of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Incorporation Management Committee and administered by The SCO Foundation Committee. 
The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. (SCO) and The SCO Foundation is registered as a non-profit musical organization by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, that it operates is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. 
All revenue (donations, sponsorships, gifts, concert ticket sales, etc.) will go towards The SCO Foundation, to be used for promoting new music and contemporary composers.
You can support us in a number of ways:
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  • be a partner of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra;
  • be a part of the musical and cultural life of Sydney;
  • support living composers;
  • be a facilitator of music cultural developments;
  • be a creator of music history!


Patron Program

Be inspired, be challenged, and enjoy the privileges of being an SCO patron. Gain access to the best seats, composer meet and greet, and a host of other offerings. Join us today to enjoy the music of our times.

Patron Levels: 

  • Orchestra - $40,000 AUD+
  • Chamber - $20,000 AUD - $39,999 AUD
  • Quartet - $10,000 AUD - $19,000 AUD
  • Solo - $5,000 AUD - 9,999 AUD

All donations and gifts are tax-deductible in Australia.  

For more information about Patron Program please contact us:

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Individuals and companies may donate any amount above $100 via an online donation form.

All contributions (donations, gifts) are tax-deductible in Australia. 

To qualify as a deduction under Division 30 of the Act, a gift must be given voluntarily without the donor receiving any material advantage or benefit in return; otherwise, it is not considered to be a ‘gift’. Donors may not put any conditions on a gift. Donors will be acknowledged on our website, programs, annual reports as our honor Patrons (unless you wish to remain anonymous). However, no form of prominent advertising such as corporate logos may be used.

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In addition to cash donations, individuals and companies may also donate musical instruments, equipment, materials, products, or services as in-kind-donations

For more information about Donation-in-Kind please contact us:

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Be aligned with one of the most modern, progressive, innovative, and contemporary orchestras in Australia. Our corporate sponsorship program allows companies to shine, market to a niche audience, and reap many extensive benefits of such a partnership.

The more generous the level of support, the more exclusive the benefits, and may include:

  • access to all rehearsals
  • client entertaining opportunities through meet and greet (composers and orchestra)
  • product display and marketing handouts
  • VIP tickets
  • recognition opportunities - social media, advertising programs at the concert
  • private event sponsorship opportunities
  • employee discount ticket program

Corporate Sponsorship Levels:

  1. $2500 Corporate Strings
  2. $5000 Corporate Woodwind
  3. $10,000 Corporate Brass
  4. $20,000 Corporate Percussion
  5. $40,000+ Corporate Orchestra

These are generally corporate sponsorships and tax-deductible to the business as a business expense.




To support us, you may wish to be a volunteer Manager.

Volunteer Managers will undertake a wide range of tasks in management including fund-raising, and managing the Youth Symphony orchestras.

Positions are arduous, challenging, and creative. If you are responsible, dedicated, passionate, dedicated to public affairs, and willing to be involved in this meaningful mission, and be a part of our managing team, Please contact:

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I really want to thanks a lot for this beautiful opportunity, the performance was great, I'm very happy of that.
I hope to collaborate again with you again in the future.

Matteo Tundo - Composer (Italy) 


­ amazing energy, funding and collecting works is needed to organize and realize an orchestra such as SCO and all these wonderful concerts, you make the quality of music rise in every musical work and there are not a lot of you out there.

Trimor Dhomi - Composer (Kosovo)


"Thank you so much for providing such wonderful opportunities for composers! The December 22 concert marked the first time my music has been performed in Australia. Without SCO’s program I may never have reached this important milestone in my composing career. "
Paul Dice, Composer President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts)