IAYO’s Annual General Meeting

IAYO’s annual general meeting will be taking place on Sunday, 1 October 2023 in the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, this will include a tour of the new facilities.

Youth Voice Consultation:

In keeping with IAYO’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024, we will be inviting attending members to bring a youth representative from their orchestra to this year’s AGM. Rachel Dunne Lambe, the Youth Participation Officer, will facilitate a youth voice consultation with these younger members during the AGM. The results will be shared with the board, attending members and wider membership. This consultation is open to young players aged 15-24. Spaces are limited and more details will be provided to members in the coming weeks. Read more about the Youth Voice Consultation here.

Pre-registration of young delegates is essential, as spaces are limited and not guaranteed. Places are limited and preference will be given to those who apply before Thursday, 21 September.  

How can young people register? 

Register here: www.iayo.ie/youthvoice2023 

Young people under 18 must fill in the form with a parent/guardian.  

Young people aged 18 to 24 years of age can skip the parent/guardian sections. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel at rachel@IAYO.ie or 089 4882626.

All delegates will take part in a tour of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s new building. As the AGM takes place, the younger delegates will partake in a separate youth voice consultation facilitated by Youth Participation Officer, Rachel Dunne-Lambe and other members of the Youth Participation Working Group. The consultation has been developed following the Lundy Model of Youth Participation. This model, from Professor Laura Lundy, Queens University, is the model upon which the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making is based. More information on the model and the framework, including practice examples can be found here.

The main purpose of this consultation is to capture the views and experiences of young people participating in youth orchestras in Ireland. The young people will be invited to share what they see working well for them in the orchestras, courses, and festivals. They will also be provided the opportunity to share what they might see as challenges to their full participation. We will be looking for the young people to tell us, IAYO, what we need to do to ensure that their voices and views are heard when we make decisions that affect them.