Winter Orchestra Workshop


At the Winter Orchestra Workshop, string, brass and woodwind musicians from across Tasmania gather for a weekend to play a major work for symphony orchestra.  These camps grew out of the the shorter Winter Workshops, also organised by the Launceston Youth and Community Orchestra.

2017 Dates

The 2017 Winter Orchestra Workshop will run from the evening of Friday, 7th July 2017 to Sunday, 9th July 2017.

Conductor – Willem van der Vis

Willem van der Vis

Willem Van der Vis gained a BSc (Hons) in physics before becoming a professional cellist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 1980. He has also played with Orchestra Victoria and the New Zealand, Tasmanian, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

Willem has since conducted many symphony orchestras, choirs, and musicals in and around Melbourne. He is currently Musical Director of the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra. Willem also conducts at orchestral workshops, schools and music camps around Australia, is in demand as an adjudicator, and holds workshops in conducting.


The main work for the 2017 Winter Orchestra Workshop will be Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major (“Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. The edition we will be reading from at the workshop is the Bärenreiter Urtext edition.

We will also play a selection of shorter pieces for variety.

Instruments Wanted

If you play any of the instruments below, we would like to hear from you.

Woodwind Brass Strings
Flute Trumpet Violin
Oboe French Horn Viola
Clarinet Trombone ‘Cello
Bassoon Double Bass


Full single fee $225
LYCO Members $200
If making a special diet request add $18


Start by downloading the Information Sheets and the Application Form for your age group. If you want to request a special diet, you’ll also need the Diet Request Form.

WOW 2017 Information Sheets (PDF)

WOW 2017 Application Form (Adult) (PDF)

WOW 2017 Application Form (Child) (PDF)

WOW Diet Request Form

If you have trouble opening, filling out or printing the application forms, the Help with RSSC Forms also applies to the WOW.


The Winter Orchestra Workshop will be held at Camp Clayton, 41 Clayton Road, Ulverstone, Tasmania, 7315.

Map to Camp Clayton

Previous Workshop Galleries

2017 Winter Orchestra Workshop

2016 Winter Orchestra Workshop

2015 Winter Orchestra Workshop

2013 Winter Orchestra Workshop

2012 Winter Orchestra Workshop


Send questions about accommodation and other administrative matters to

If you have questions about the music, instrumentation or standard expected, ask Margaret Hoban,

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