June 11, 2024 Juli Széchenyi-Smythe

SMO Returns from the EFNYO General Assembly & Annual Conference in Berlin

SMO is pleased to share insights from our recent participation in the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO) General Assembly and Annual Conference, held in the vibrant city of Berlin from June 6th to June 9th, 2024. This gathering brought together members from across Europe to engage in meaningful discussions and share valuable insights, reinforcing the bonds within the international youth orchestra community.

The conference facilitated in-depth discussions on the future of youth orchestras and the role of cultural policies. Highlights included a dedicated session at the Bundestag led by Ms. Katrin Budde, chairperson of the "Committee of Culture and Media," and insightful exchanges on international cultural collaboration.

The insights gained and connections made are invaluable as we continue to support and develop youth orchestral music across Europe and beyond.