Friday, 26 February 2010

Auditions for Euroasia Symphony Orchestra extended!

Applications for the Euroasia Symphony Orchestra have just been extended until Monday 19 April.

The next orchestra session will take place from the 5th to the 14th of August, 2010 in Seoul (South Korea), potentially followed by a concert tour up to 8 days.

The Orchestra gives highly talented youths in the European Union and most Asian countries the opportunity to work with master musicians. They aim to bring people together to bridge their cultural, linguistic and social differences through the enthusiasm they share for making music. The project is set to see over 100 musicians from 40-45 different countries join after an audition process.

Applications close this coming Monday 1 March. Places are open to young musicians over 18 years of age who are registered as students in a recognised music institution.

For full details, please visit the Jeunesses Musicales International website here.

Alternatively, download our form from the AIYF Taking Part Page.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Singing Group now on a Thursday

Quick announcement:

The AIYF Singing Group, for P5 to Secondary 3 year olds of all abilities, will now meet every Thursday night at Northfield Community Centre, Byron Square, from 6pm - 7pm.

The group, which formerly met on a Wednesday evening, invites enthusuatic youths to come along and work with the AIYF Music Team to write their own music, sing in groups and as soloists.

The group has proved very popular students across the region, so why not give it a try?

For more information just click here and follow the link to the 'AIYF Singing Group' info and application form.

Happy singing!

Friday, 5 February 2010

YMT UK Auditions 2010

Hey everyone,

We would like to let you know that our long term partners, the Youth Music Theatre, are holding auditions for their 2010 shows.

They are looking for talented young performers, musicians and stage managers from around the country to join their national company and take part in performances such as The Watchers/New Dawn, Peter Pan, an Urban (street) Opera and The Savage.

This sounds really exciting and we want to let you know they are coming to Aberdeen to hold auditions at The Lemon Tree on Saturday 13th February to search for new talent.

Here is some information on the show that will be taking place as part of AIYF 2010:
Vampires haunt the backstreets of a small fishing seaside town as the Watchers (a pack of human dogs in hoodies) and the Pavilion gang (ordinary church going kids) seeks them out. New Dawn is the sequel to 2009’s production of The Watchers. Eat your heart out – Stephanie Meyer!

Make sure you head along as it is a great opportunity to get involved!

For a full list of auditions dates and cities, please visit to find out where you can take part!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Applications now closed!

Stop the press!

Aberdeen International Youth Festival are closing their applications for 2010, meaning that the festival is closer than we think!

So if you apply now, your application will be received for the 2011 festival.

Over 30 unique acts have been invited from across the world to join and express their diverse talents throughout Scotland. The Festival is bringing back some favourite acts, but also introducing new talents to bring an exceptional variety of performances, with some groups who have never been to Scotland before!

A few of the acts that will be performing are: African storytelling, Hungarian dancing, modern Ballet from Canada, Russian orchestras, with many more unique acts to make this one of the best festivals yet!

AIYF runs from 28th July until August 7th. Make sure to keep checking our website for the most up to date information to provide you with everything you need to know to get the most out of this year’s festival!