The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra NPC (JYOC) gives hundreds of talented young South Africans from Johannesburg and the greater Gauteng area the opportunity to learn, create and become immersed in the life-changing joys of music making. Finding the discipline to practice, the patience to learn, and the confidence to participate in an ensemble, are all excellent life lessons. Music is a transformative teacher.
As established leaders in instrumental and orchestral training, we nurture our students' musicality. We tutor our novices on introductory instruments - such as the recorder - and progress them to their ensemble instrument of choice. As soon as they’re proficient enough, we offer them an ensemble opportunity so that they can be a part of that immersive musical experience and grow together with other young musicians. We are all about the ensemble.
We also train young musicians to become music teachers so that we can exponentially grow the success of our musical and social objectives: to be part of an exceptional national transformation - through music.
That is why the JYOC is worthy of your support. Because our work is important. Because our success is exciting. Because we must continue. Ours is a good news story.