Community Youth Orchestras
Ang Misyon’s Community Youth Orchestra Program originally started out as the Satellite Orchestra Program in 2013.
Rooted in community based efforts, CYO’s aim to celebrate local orchestral music all over the Philippines in support of Ang Misyon’s larger vision of excellence in music performance for a better Philippines.
Ang Misyon CYO’s put a premium on the term COMMUNITY. The organization believes that the community can empower their own youth by developing their creativity, personality, leadership and self-awareness through orchestral music. With roots in El Sistema, the Venezuelan music development program for the youth, this quote by founder Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu is another principle that CYO’s operate on:
“Communities can be an effective agent of social change by cultivating the highest values of solidarity, harmony, and mutual compassion.”
-Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu (Founder of El Sistema)
Finally, CYO’s work with the belief that their own communities can be a haven for the performing arts, particularly for orchestral music in a globally competitive cultural map.
Ang Misyon’s Community Youth Orchestra Program makes the following available to its partners:
A network of like-minded community based youth orchestras. This includes Ang Misyon’s in-house orchestras: the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth and the Young Filipinos Orchestra
A network of mentors and teachers
Access to an open-source library of orchestral arrangements
Access to trainings, workshops, and capacity building events
Access to a competitive small grants program that may support instrument acquisition and other orchestra needs