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Merry Musical Christmas

The board of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestra wish all our members, orchestra friends and partners around the world a merry Christmas and a happy new year! 2019 has been eventful, with a fruitful conference in Singapore in March, and participation at the IMC World Forum on Music. We see our members actively engaged […]

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Tokyo 2020

JAO, NPO-WFAO and WFAO are happy to announce the Tokyo 2020. From June 4 to 7 the World Amateur Festival Orchestra, the World Amateur Orchestra Forum and the World Amateur Orchestra Leaders Conference will be held, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. The World Amateur Orchestra Festival will be held in Tokyo in 2020 when the […]

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The Music Rights Award to the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra project

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras were present at the award ceremony at the 6th World Forum on Music in Paris, and extends our utmost congratulations to the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra project, for this remarkable accomplishment and well-deserved recognition. The St. Agnes project is a leading star and inspiration for the whole […]

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SPELL IT OUT: CULTURE!

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras supports the initiative from the European Music Council that culture must be a visible and central part of the new European Commision. On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her new Commission, with a structure of 8 Vice Presidents who stand for the new work […]

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Developing orchestras: models and trends

This year, the annual global conference of WFAO, hosted by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra pointed out the models and trends of developing amateur orchestral practice in different countries. During three days, we had the opportunity …

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Honorary Chairperson

At the General Assembly of WFAO, Alex Van Beveren of Belgium stepped down as chairperson. Since 1991, he has been essential in the development of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras, working day and night to expand the network of orchestras around the world. Alex Van Beveren is a professional oboist, now retired from the […]

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Keynote speaker: Juan Rojas Castillo

WFAO is happy to be able to present the keynote speaker on our conference «Developing Amateur Orchestras: Models and Trends». Juan Andrés Rojas Castillo was also a part of the conference in Bergen 2018, but will this year have the main keynote speaker role. Born in Colombia, Juan is a journalist and a cultural manager. […]

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Conference Programme

WFAO and SNYO are looking forward to fruitful discussion, splendid concerts and exciting presentations in Singapore this weekend. Here you can find the programme for the conference and general assembly, alongside directions to the different venues. Friday 15 March 10am – 12pm WFAO Board Meeting SNYO Studios 3.00pm Registration for Conference Participants 3.30 – 5.00pm […]

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Security breach

Dear all, Unfortunately, the website of The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras has been struck by a security breach lately. After an extensive search, in the end we had to completely remake our websites. In the coming days, we will update with most of the old information, and you will se a lot of changes. […]

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Singapore 2019

We are welcoming members and other interested representatives of amateur and youth orchestra music making worldwide to our conference and general assembly, March 15 to 17, in Singapore! The conference is co-organized by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and supported bt the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. See you there! Program Friday 15 March3.00pm Registration at SNYO […]