Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
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Outreach Work

Background to Outreach Programmes

For the past twenty one years, the Ulster Youth Orchestra has offered the highest level of orchestral training, not otherwise available in Northern Ireland. The organisation affords the unique opportunity for young people to work in a residential setting with professors from top UK music colleges, principal players in the major UK orchestras and professional conductors and soloists. The geographical isolation of Northern Ireland can act as a barrier for promising young musicians who wish to pursue a professional career in music and simply donít know where to start.

However, places on our courses are limited, approximately 90 young people every year. Due to the high demand for these places the Orchestra embarked on a series of Outreach events in 2007. These events aimed to increase access to our team of exceptional tutors and broaden the regional coverage of the Orchestra. These events have proven a huge success and we will continue to produce them for young musicians.

Please click any of the links below to read about our most recent outreach events:

UYO/UO Exclusive Open Rehearsal - April 2015

Strings in Strabane - 20th March 2015

Play in Day - 2015

Wind Band Day†Extravaganza - 2014

Junior Wind Band Day 16th March 2013

Strings In Strabane 1st and 2nd March 2013

String Quartet Projects March & April 2012

Violin Day - 4th March 2012

Percussion day† - 31st January 2011

String Weekend - 4th - 5th February 2011

String Quartet Day - 13th February 2011

Brass Weekend - 19th/20th March 2011

Music for the Royal Fireworks - 10th April 2011

Easter String Quartet Concerts - 30th April 2011

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