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The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is the all-Ireland resource organisation for youth orchestras in Ireland.

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Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra

Watch the video of the first edition of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra, held in July this year.


IAYO Annual General Meeting

The IAYO AGM will be held at 2pm on Sunday 8th October a the Ashling Hotel in Dublin. IAYO Members are invited to join us for lunch before the meeting. Contact the IAYO for details.


European Orchestra Festival 2018

The Norwegian orchestra associations UNOF and NASOL will arrange the 11th European Orchestra Festival in Bergen, Norway during May 10th to 13th of 2018. Click for more.


Recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer to work at their office in Cork City. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the development of youth orchestras and youth music throughout Ireland with a wide, but manageable, portfolio of activity to a variety of stakeholders and the general public. Find out more and download an application pack here.


IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras invites applications for the 20th National Chamber Music Workshop from string, wind and brass players wishing to learn chamber music. Open to players from Grade 2 to Grade 5 standard, experience of chamber ensemble playing is not needed but players should be able to read music.

The workshop will take place in Sligo on the weekend of 14 and 15 October 2017. Both residential and non-residential places are available. Meals will be provided for all players.

You can find out more here, or if you already know what it’s about, apply online or download a paper application form and post it in.