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.

2018 Dates

The 2018 Winter Orchestra Workshop will run from the evening of Friday, 6th July 2018 to Sunday, 8th July 2018.

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 2018 Winter Orchestra Workshop will be the Symphony No. 103 in E♭ Major (“The Drumroll”) by Joseph Haydn. Practice parts are available on the Winter Orchestra Workshop Sheet Music page.

We will also play a selection of shorter pieces for variety, including:

  • Italian Girl in Algiers – Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  • The Barber of Seville – Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  • Aida – Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
  • The Snow Maiden – Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


Full single fee $230
LYCO Members $205
Saturday Only $75

Fees are adjusted for staying offsite, attending Saturday, special diet requests and other options. These are covered on the application form.


Apply to attend the 2018 Winter Orchestra Workshop


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, contact Musical Director Margaret Hoban,

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