Model Sharing

The Context:

An Orchestra is one of the greatest metaphors for society: a complex place where people come together to work, learn, play, perform, express and communicate with others, both as and for a community. For a pan-European orchestra of young people aiming at  the highest values of the European Union, this is even more so.  Orchestras are also expensive and time consuming to run. At the EUYO we believe that given the cost, time and value of what we do, that we should share not only our music - the 'what' we do - but also the 'how' we  do it. We have been sharing the EUYO 'how' for many decades, informally. But now, as part of our Creative Europe programme Towards 2030, we are designing this sharing as a formal programme.

Model Sharing:

To design our programme we are using more than 40 years’ experience of assisting programmes world-wide to develop their young musician ensembles and orchestras. Teaching and youth orchestra creation and development projects between 2014 and 2020 included initiatives in Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Myanmar, Romania, Slovakia, the UAE, UK, USA, and with Sistema Europe. In 2020 we began conversations with the Lower Austria Music Schools Management programme that numbers approximately 60.000 music students and Campus Grafenegg, as we developed our new programme. 


The Programme:

As part of codifying our programme between 2021 and 2023, we signed a memorandum of agreement in 2021 with the Lower Austria Music Schools programme and the EUYO's Summer Home and Principal Venue Partner Grafenegg. Current work is also ongoing with the West Balkans Youth Orchestra, and we are also now working with the Youth Symphony of Ukraine (YsOU). In 2023 the EUYO will hold a hybrid model sharing symposium which is intended particularly for non-EU Creative Europe eligible countries. Details of this will be announced in early 2023. Further ahead, the EUYO will spread this work to other sectors, since the EUYO model is not only relevant to the training of orchestras of young people but to any organisation that aims to train young people to a high level of excellence.

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