Starting October 2016, I will take up a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik in Nürnberg, Germany. I am very happy and honoured to join the faculty of this prestigious Conservatory !
The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra (JYO) was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as an NGO (Section 21 Company: 1998/22112/08; Non Profit Organisation: 008-867 with Section 18(a) tax exemption PBO 18/11/13/2321).
Operating in Soweto, Johannesburg, Evaton and Sebokeng, the JYO responds to the needs of the youth in all communities by providing a centre of musical excellence in orchestral training and a meeting place for almost 1000 young people with musical aspirations. Our Teacher Training and Memtorship Programme equips young adults to find work in the music industry.
The value of music training is undeniable: children who learn music have an advantage over their peers in terms of emotional, intellectual, cognitive skills and abilities.
Through giving young people opportunities to learn, create and participate in music making, the JYOC builds people’s internal capacity to reach their potential. Our mission is to:
• Develop youth through excellent music tuition, while promoting social, personal and artistic growth.
• Create opportunities of choice through top-level music education and training for youth from all communities.
• Building community relationships through joint participation in music initiatives.
Offering skills development to young adults for music-related career opportunities.
Massimiliano Mainolfi is Patron of the JYOC. For any questions about supporting this fantastic project please write us an email !