World Federation of Amateur Orchestras
Orchestra Models

Orchestra Models

At the Singapore 2019 Conference, the delegates could dive into a wide range of different models on how to run an orchestra. This 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 to know more about the work of the following organisations: the BDLO (Bundesverband Deutscher Liebhaberorchester) from Germany, the Dresden University Orchestra, the UNOF (Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association), AIMA from Italy, the VLAMO from Belgium, the Philharmonic Orchestra Society, the Braddel Heights Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the music makers, and the Kids Philharmonic from Singapore, the Toyohashi Symphony Orchestra from Japan, the Asia-Pacific Youth Symphony Orchestra from Hong Kong, the South Asia Symphony Orchestra from India, and the North-American Medical Orchestra.

The various presentations from the conference is now to be found here on this resource page. We hope it will inspire to development across orchestras all over the world. We also hope to increase this resource bank with more models in the coming time.



Belgium – Flemish Amateur Music Organization (VLAMO)

Germany – German Association of Amateur Orchestras (BDLO)
Dresden University Orchestra

Italy – Associazione Italiana Musicisti Amatori (AIMA)

Norway – The Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association (UNOF)


Japan – Toyohashi Symphony Orchestra

Singapore – Bradell Heights Symphony Orchestra

Singapore – kidsphilharmonic@sg

Singapore – Orchestra of the Music Makers

Singapore – The Philharmonic Orchestra