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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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The Arts Council Funding Opportunities

The Festivals Investment Scheme is now open for applications.

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Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra “Introduction to Historically Informed Performance”

From 6-7 July 2024, there will be an online course for musicians with an interest in historically informed performance. Places are available to musicians of any instrument.

Application deadline is Friday, 07 June 2024.

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Tickets on Sale for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra Concert

We are delighted to announce tickets are now on sale for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra concert at Waterford City Hall on Friday, 19 July in association with Waterford Symphony Club. Tickets are available via garterlane.ie.

IYBO will also be performing in Dublin Castle on Saturday, 20 July as part of Dublin HandelFest. Tickets available online.

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ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings 2024

ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings 2024 is now open for applications, ConCorda will take place from 28th July – 5th August 2024, Newtown School, Waterford. ConCorda is open to string players aged 14 – 24 of grade 5 or equivalent playing standard and above.

Apply by Friday, 17 May 2024.

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Music Capital Scheme 2024

Applications for the Music Capital Scheme 2024 are now open. The Music Capital Scheme provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to individual professional musicians and non-professional groups across the country. The deadline for applications is 2pm on Tuesday, 25 June 2024.

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Safe to Create Training

Safe to Create are holding online and in-person training sessions in locations around the country in May. Trainings include active bystander, effective conflict management and training for prospective or current board members.

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IAYO Orchestral Conducting Workshops 2024

IAYO’s annual Orchestral Conducting Workshops will place in MTU Cork School of Music from Monday, 01 July – Friday, 05 July 2024. Participant places are now full and operating on a waitlist but observer places are still available.

Apply now via the online application form.

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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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