By becoming an MYO Songbird you are helping Victoria’s young musicians to reach all-new heights.

Australia’s melodious songbirds are recognised as the most remarkable in the world, inspiring many prominent classical and contemporary composers. The MYO Songbirds Program represents the energy, vibrancy and enthusiasm of our participants and of our program as we continue to bring Victoria’s young musicians together to be inspired, and explore their love of music.

For the first time in over 50 years, MYO has no government funding to support students facing disadvantage.

In 2024, 100% of MYO’s government funding was earmarked to assist students who often face barriers to participation: students from families experiencing financial challenges, students with disabilities, students from regional areas, and students from government schools with inadequate music programs.

That’s why, in 2024, your donation will help MYO provide support and programs for these students.

LYREBIRD $5,000+

A songbird of extraordinary ability, unmatched in vocal repertoire and mimicry, rendering with great fidelity even the most complex of sounds.


Magpie-larks are among the most accomplished musicians in the animal kingdom. They are the conductors of the avian world, marking time for each other during their songs.


A large range of lively and melodious calls, with a dawn chorus often lasting for an hour.


Usually encountered in small flocks, the lovely Crimson Rosella has a range of calls, from a delicate two-syllable song to metallic whistles.


With a sweet, trilling song, wren chicks learn their mother’s song and incorporate a special ‘secret’ note into their calls.

Support such as yours allows us to uphold our commitment to excellence in music education, provide inspirational and innovative opportunities for MYO’s participants and assist young learners in our community who might otherwise be unable to participate.

We are most grateful to our generous supporters, who enable us to continue delivering our programs, upholding our commitment to excellence, and ensuring that no young learner is ever excluded based on disadvantage.