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Application deadline approaching for 2014 Youth Orchestra Achievement Awards

Music Generation is delighted to support the Youth Orchestra Achievement Awards, an initiative of the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras.

IAYO presents awards annually to youth orchestras at the Festival of Youth Orchestras. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the particular accomplishments of IAYO member orchestras which have contributed significantly to the development of these orchestras.

The Development of the Youth Orchestra award recognises the efforts of member orchestras in promoting the growth and development of their orchestras through membership recruitment drives, increasing the range and balance of instruments in the orchestra, developing new ways of funding the orchestra etc.

The Special Achievement Award is intended for an innovative achievement which benefits a single youth orchestra or the entire community of youth orchestras.

Two awards of €500 each will be made to the winning orchestras at the 20th Festival of Youth Orchestras which takes place at the National Concert Hall on 7 February 2014.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm Monday 12 January.

Further information and application forms are available from the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras.