World Federation of International Youth Orchestras (WFIYO)

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Oct 1990, Brussels (Belgium), by member orchestras and Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (OJM). Ceased to exist.


Create a spirit of cooperation between the world's finest international youth orchestras and thereby encourage and promote the whole youth movement worldwide; promote higher standards and provide more opportunities for talented young musicians; increase awareness between the international youth orchestras of what is happening in the field in different parts of the world; encourage formation of other international youth orchestras in different parts of the world; recognize the importance of international cooperation and understanding that emanates from all international youth orchestras by young musicians from different countries and backgrounds, working together and making new friendships across borders.

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World famous conductors and professors assist in training orchestra musicians. International network of specialist-correspondents provides up-to-date information. Negotiating with leading American and European universities and conservatories with a view to establishing a major scholarship programme for young musicians. Organizes common auditions for member orchestras. Develops international projects to offer more opportunities to young musicians and help them promote the youth orchestra movement worldwide, in particular 'A Song for the Earth', 1996, Manaus (Brazil), exploring the strategy 'Caring for the Earth - a Strategy for Sustainable Living'.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth
  • Recreation
    • Music
    • Orchestras

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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