The 2nd Asian Amateur Orchestra Festival

The 2nd Asia Orchestra Festival will be held in Andong city. It is famous for Hahoe Folk Village, designated as a World Heritage Site at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). ‘The 1st Asia Orchestra Festival, held in Fukuoka in 2011, involved more than 100 participants from all over Asia, was held successfully.

The officials, who participated in 1st Asia Orchestra Festival from every country, gathered and constantly discussed for future international exchanges, and they produced the result, The 2nd Asia Orchestra Festival for 2013 in Korea. The 2nd Asia Orchestra Festival in Andong having 5,000-year history for ‘Korean Soul and Culture of Hometown” welcome your participation and visit.  Please download the application, and fill up the form.  After completing the form, please e-mail us.

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General Assembly in Japan

WFAO will have its next general assembly in Toyohashi, Japan from the 21. – 23. of September 2013. It will be held during the 41th Amateur Orchestra Festival, hosted by the Federation of Japan Amateur Orchestras Corp. Check back for more news about the general assembly!

WFAO Mission Statement

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras is dedicated to the worldwide advancement of youth and amateur music making. At the philosophical core of the organization is the profound belief that music bridges cultural, geographical and historical divides, and in doing so makes the world a better place for both young and old. WFAO shares this vision with its constituent members through the international exchange of ideas, resources, and knowledge, and promotes it through the following means:

1. WFAO serves as an international exchange platform for its members

2. WFAO organizes a bi-annual General Assembly

3. WFAO co-sponsors international conferences on topics relating to youth and amateur music making

4. WFAO frequently updates its members of ongoing activities through its website and social media

5. WFAO offers assistance in the artistic, educational and organizational growth of its members

The primary benefit of joining the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras is the opportunity to actively engage, cooperate and exchange ideas with members all across the globe. Membership in WFAO is open to all, from individuals to large supra-national organizations representing several hundred orchestras. Join today!