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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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OURchestra Summer Camp 2019 | Applications Open

OURchestra Summer Camp 2019 will take place in Esker, County Galway from 1 – 5 July 2019.

OURchestra Summer Camp is a fun, interactive week-long residential music camp based in Esker Youth Village, Galway, blending orchestral playing with chamber music, traditional and gipsy tunes, juggling and campfires. It’s an orchestral programme for players ages 12-17 years of age of grade 3-8 standard.

The course is €250 which is an all-inclusive, residential cost.

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ESTA Ireland – European String Teacher’s Association Re-Launches

ESTA Ireland – the European String Teachers’ Association Irish Branch – has re-launched with a full-day workshop on Sunday, 3 March with Diane Daly from the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick.

The ESTA Ireland team are a core group of three violin / viola teachers who believe that string teachers have much to learn from and share with each other and are looking for other string teachers to join their network.

You can sign up to become an ESTA Ireland member for €40.

For further information and updates, please see the ESTA Ireland Facebook page.

Eurochestries International Festivals Seek Chamber Groups for 2019 Festivals

The Eurochestries festivals are a cost-friendly, performance-based festival for musicians aged 15 – 25 that take place across the world. Lasting from 10 days to two weeks, participating groups take part in an international orchestra with all other participants, conducted by guest, international conductors.

The Festivals currently have a number of spaces available for chamber music ensembles, quartets, quintets and orchestras for their Charente Maritime Festival in France from 30 July – 12 August and also for their Deux-Sevres Festival from 4 – 12 July.

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Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Youth Ensembles’ Performances 2018

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, in association with a number of Irish music organisations, have had an extremely busy and enjoyable year with approximately 700 young musicians and performers taking part in performances across Ireland. This video represents a snapshot of all the hard work and dedication of those involved in these performances.


ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings 2019 | Applications Open

We are pleased to announce that applications for ConCorda 2019 are now open. ConCorda will be hosted in Newtown School in Waterford from Monday, 28 July – Wednesday, 5 August.

ConCorda is an exciting international chamber music course for young string musicians supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and The Arts Council. The course offers an inspiring and transforming musical experience in chamber music, string orchestra and music improvisation. Participants study chamber music intensively at a high level with a staff of Irish and international tutors.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 24 May 2019.

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