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15 Aug 2012

Young Audiences Music Awards 2012

The Young Audiences Music Awards celebrate outstanding musical productions that entertain, influence and inspire! Jeunesses Musicales International offers two awards: PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR €2000 and PUBLIC AWARD €1000. Submit work now.

The Young Audiences Music Award honours creativity and innovation in the field of musical productions for young audiences, from all corners of the world, created by community groups, schools, NGOs, companies, bands and ensembles of all forms, from solo artist to orchestra.

Young Audiences Productions are unique musical performances created to awaken imaginations, stir emotions, address current issues and motivate the further musical explorations of children and youth (aged 0-18).

The YAMA aims to identify and support cutting-edge productions that impact young people both socially and artistically, with a focus on targeting and engaging vulnerable/at-risk groups of youth from marginalized communities and deprived areas, addressing issues of vital concern (e.g. violence, poverty, discrimination, abuse, HIV/AIDS) and that use music as a tool to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

The 2012 YAMA will be held on the 3rd of November 2012 in conjunction with the Big Bang Festival at the BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium.

​We would like to welcome international young audiences professionals to celebrate this prestigious event with us starting with the Awards Ceremony on the Saturday night followed by a Sunday full of magical productions at the Big Bang Festival, one of the world's top cutting edge festivals young audiences!

​The event promises to be a wonderful occasion for professionals working with the field of young audiences music productions to get together, network and celebrate all the wonderful work being done in our field.

Online voting opens September 15

The Young Audiences Music Award is a project of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI). All of JMI’s work with young audiences is based on the underlying principal that all children and youth should receive access to music/culture as a fundamental human right. Thus, although in many nations we now celebrate an improvement in the music programs of education institutions, the YAMA serves as a beacon of hope to those still facing less than desirable circumstances, to continue the fight for this crucial sector of human development.