*Cover image: EYOA-Ensemble 2022
Rokkokotheater Schwetzingen

EYOA 2024: 23 May – 02 June 2024

We are looking for you!

You are between 14 and 19 years old, European and musically very talented? You are brave and want to enchant us with your favorite instrument? Then show us what you can do! From now on you can apply for our popular European Youth Orchestra and participate in our Summer Academy. (23.05. – 02.06.2024 in Mannheim). Send us your application video and some information about yourself. Here you can find out what is required for your audition and how and until when you can apply.

All applicants must submit an application form before the deadline – January 31st 2024
Please use only the attached application form.

As part of its mission the academy is an initiative of Kultur@home and the Mannheim School committed to both the musical and the cultural development of its members, as well as to developing their employment prospects. All applicants will therefore be asked, as part of the application process, to explain why they are interested in joining the academy and what they hope to gain from the experience if they become a member.

All applicants for the academy 2024 must be aged between 14 an 19 inclusive on 31 December 2024. All applicants must hold passports from one of the current European Union member countries or Switzerland. The decision of the audition panel members in the choice of players is final.

12 x 1st violin
10 x 2nd violin
10 x viola
8 x cello
5 x double bass

3 x flutes (including 1 x piccolo)
2 x oboes
2 x clarinets
3 x bassoon

4 x horns
2 x trumpets
3 x trombones

1 x timpani
2 x percussion

Double basses, timpani and percussion can be provided on site.

23.05.2024 to 02.06.2024 in Mannheim, Germany
Arrival: 23.05.2024
Departure: 02.06.2024

The following musical works are planned:

Beethoven – European Anthem
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
Mario Joannou Elia – World Premiere of a new composition

You can find the sheet music for each individual instrument here under the application form.

Jan-Paul Reinke was conductor of the chamber orchestra of Bonn-Roettgen, Sinfonietta104 Koeln performed under his conductorship between 2011 and 2013 and again in 2014. Several concerts and projects were implemented together with the musical college orchestras in Cologne and Stuttgart, the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, the Bergischen Symphonikern, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Philharmonie Suedwestfalen and the Kurpfaelzische Kammerorchester, where he is a regular guest conductor. Concert tours to several European Countries and to Australia are part of his artistic career. In 2017 he was appointed as lecturer in orchestra conducting at the College of Music in Freiburg. Since 2018 he has been the conductor of the Mannheim Stamitz Orchestra. Jan-Paul Reinke is cofounder and musical director of CoGNiMUS Collektiv e.V. in Cologne. Since 2016, he has been conductor of the Mannheim Youth Orchestra JugendSinfonieOrchesters Mannheim (JSOM) at Musikschule Mannheim (Best Youth Orchestra of Germay).

The Academy does not charge a participation fee. All music teaching and tutor costs, and accommodation (Double Room **Star hotel), food costs und Sightseeing Tours are payed by the Academy.

The academy welcomes applications from disabled young musicians who satisfy the usual criteria for application to audition.

Every candidate has to upload a video including a self-chosen piece and the orchestral excerpts which shows the current instrumental level and an authentic impression of a young musician.

The video should be based on following rules and include following parts:

  • A short self introduction wich shows your motivation to get member of EYOA 2024
  • Play a self-chosen piece (eg. a movement from a concerto, sonata, suite) from the classical period/classical style! If there is no classical repertory for your Instrument, you can take a piece which is near to the classical style. (If the movement is too long, you can stop at the reprise.)
  • It is not necessary to play with piano accompaniment.
  • You have to play the complete selection of orchestral excerpts for your instrument which you find in the attachment individually for every instrument.
  • The piece and the excerpts have to be played each in one run. Cuttings in-between the pieces/extracts or sound-editing are not permitted. You may record the parts individually, but have to put them in one video together.
  • The duration of the video should not be shorter than 10 min. and not exceed 15 min.

Specific advices:

You may apply for the 1st or 2nd violin. The jury has the right to change your preference if there is a need, based on the evaluation of your application-video.

For the position of Concertmaster/Section-leaders we are searching for a persons who commands respect, and showing a generous but natural authority to lead a group, based on high level instrumental skills. If you are interested, you may note this on the application Form.

We ask you to play the selection of orchestral-excerpts and one or two self-chosen Timpani-Etudes.

See the notes for each instrument in the attachment.

A travel allowance of up to €150 can be given on application.
For environmental reasons we recommend that you travel either by train or bus. The Travel allowance for Train or Bus is up to € 65.-

You are still responsible for insuring your instrument, separately incurred incidental expenses and international health insurance.
You have to prove that you have international insurance before you start your trip.

In addition to the registration form, the consent form for the taking of photos, videos and television recordings must be completed.

Candidates who are younger than 16 years of age, shall require an express consent of the parents.

Invited participants are asked to contact their local Rotary Club and introduce themselves at a meeting. The contact details of the local club will be provided in a separate mail.

If you have any questions about these rules & regulations then please contact
Michel Maugé, Chairman und President
Email: mauge@kultur-at-home.de
Phone: +49 151 189 09 288

Application to EYOA 2024

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