EUYO Frontunners is the EUYO's online learning initiative to help create the frontrunners and musical leaders in tomorrow’s Europe. Using the latest participatory online learning methodologies, and complementing the Orchestra’s well established high quality traditional orchestral training programme, EUYO Frontrunners will help EUYO members and recent alumni explore and develop the skills needed to help futureproof their careers during a particularly challenging period for young people. The aim is to help young musicians to actively create rewarding and sustainable careers for themselves that will also contribute to the good of society as a whole.
The EUYO Frontrunners programme, designed with the help of global teaching expert and EUYO Frontrunners advisor Eric Booth, is devided into four subject areas: Include, Perform, Share and Sustain.
Is about stage and performing skills in the broadest sense of the word, including: how can you perfect your performance techniques? what are the ideal ways to prepare for performing? how can you best communicate with audiences? do you need to able to ‘read’ audiences? when and how should you lead and follow onstage? What about stage fright? how to audition well? how does your well-being as a person help your performance as a musician?
is about reaching out and working with people of all ages and types, understanding the complex area of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), how to work for but also with people from all kinds of backgrounds, understanding the differences between cultures and the variety of different communities in today’s world, finding practical ways to help advance equity, opportunity and social justice through your work.
is about sharing yourself and your professional work: bringing your unique identity and values to the fore among programmers and the media, how to present yourself, how to use different online platforms, how to create your own projects and use entrepreneurial skills to make them successful, how to programme well, how to form groups with friends and colleagues, how to market and sell ideas, how to apply successfully for funding.
is about both the sustainability of the profession of the performing musician, such as caring for your body and mind and thinking about how to make a sustainable long term career, but also about the sustainability of the world: how can musicians contribute to major global issues such as climate change and the other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, issues which you will have to work with increasingly in the coming decades.
In 2022, workshops will take place throughout February, September and November, accessible through the dedicated online learning platform euyodigital.eu for EUYO members and alumni of the past 5 years.