european federation of national youth orchestras

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  • Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (JOP) at Stadthalle Kassel
    Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (JOP) at Stadthalle Kassel

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Membership types and conditions

  • Full Membership: European national youth orchestras working as leading training orchestras in their countries. Musicians are mostly nationals of these countries or study there, auditions are held on a national level. Full members have full voting rights at General Assemblies.


  • Associate Membership: International youth orchestras resident in Europe and overseas. Musicians are recruited on an international basis with auditions in several countries.


  • Cooperating Membership: can be of three different types - candidate orchestras for full/ associate membership, national youth orchestras with residence overseas, and related institutions in the sectors of music profession and education.

For more information and applications for membership, please contact the EFNYO office.

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