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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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Job Opportunity with IAYO: Administrator

IAYO invites applications for the position of Administrator.

The Administrator will play an important role in the delivery of IAYO programmes and resources and in running the day-to-day activities of the company.

The ideal candidate will have administrative / organisational experience and a strong desire to work in the arts and promote opportunities for public participation in the arts is essential for this position.

The Application Deadline is Monday, 13 June 2022 at 20:00.

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Job Opportunity with IAYO: Marketing & Communications Officer

IAYO invites applications for the position of Marketing and Communications Officer.

The Marketing and Communications Officer will play a key role in promoting the activities and events of IAYO, providing news and information to IAYO member orchestras and building a sense of community and collaboration in youth orchestras throughout Ireland.

A strong desire to work in the arts and promote opportunities for public participation in the arts is essential for this position.

The Application Deadline is Monday, 13 June 2022 at 20:00.

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ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings 2022

Applications are open for ConCorda 2022 which will be hosted in Newtown School in Waterford from Sunday, 24 July – Saturday, 30 July.

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, 3 June.

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Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra ‘Dublin Gaieties’ performances | 22 & 23 July 2022

Ireland’s finest young musicians have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra where those with a penchant for historically informed performance can hone their talents under the guidance of artistic director Claire Duff and musicians from the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Culminating in concerts in Townley Hall, Louth on 22 July and St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street on 23 July.

This year’s programme ‘Dublin Gaieties’ will explore the importance of dance and Baroque music in Dublin in the 18th century. Dance formed an intrinsic part of social life at court, used not only for entertainment but for achieving and maintaining social status. The programme will include Handel, Dubourg, Cousser and Vivaldi to name a few!

Further information will be available from www.iybo.ie.

Be a Friend of IAYO!

Celebrate Ireland’s youth orchestras and help to give young musicians from all over Ireland the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at the Festival of Youth Orchestras at the National Concert Hall.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Youth Orchestras, IAYO launched a Friends scheme – an opportunity for everyone who is passionate about Ireland’s youth orchestras and the Festival to support us and the amazing work of our members.

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