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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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IAYO Annual General Meeting

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras’ Annual General Meeting will take place in Portlaoise, Co Laois on Sunday, 7 October. More details to be announced.

 

IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops 2018

The IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops are weekend residential courses for junior strings, woodwind and brass. The course changes location every two years in order to bring the experience of chamber music playing and music courses to new players and new areas.

The 2018 National Chamber Music Workshops will take place from Saturday, 27 October – Sunday, 28 October in Newtown School, Waterford. Applications will be 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.

For further information, see iayo.ie.

European Agenda for Music Launched

More than 100 music sector stakeholders and representatives from the European Parliament and European Commission gathered in Brussels on March 21st to celebrate the launch of the European Agenda for Music. The European Agenda for Music aims to converge the European music sector’s many voices in order to establish an ongoing dialogue between policy makers and music sector stakeholders.

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Irish Youth Brass Band 2018

The Irish Youth Brass Band is the youth brass band for the entire island of Ireland from the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, supported by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. IYBB the flagship ensemble for brass and percussion musicians all over Ireland, affording the opportunity for specialised engagement in brass band repertoire, whether from the brass band background or not.

IYBB 2018 will take place from 31 October – 4 November 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Course participation is for brass and percussion musicians between the ages of 16-25, subject to audition. All brass participants are expected to provide their own instruments and necessary accessories (mutes, oil, etc), percussionists are expected to provide their own mallets and beaters.

For further information, see iybb.ie.