Ages are only guidelines: admission to the following stage is dependent on level of playing. Admittance to a new stage is determined by audition.

Beginners: (small children – age 6-12) – currently running

Introduction to rhythm, melody and music notation

  • Introduction to rhythm, melody and music notation
  • Percussion ensemble
  • Recorder orchestra
  • String orchestra (violin and cello)

Intermediate: (pre-teens and teens – age 13-16) – in planning

More advanced musical education; theory of music

  • Intermediate Percussion Ensemble
  • Woodwind ensemble
  • Intermediate string orchestra
  • Individual lessons as well as group rehearsals

YOUTH SYMPHONY (teens and young adults – age 16-24) – in planning

  • A full symphony orchestra, comprising of Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
  • Individual lessons as well as group rehearsals

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

Workshops and Equipping Sessions

YONA regularly receives visits from professional musicians from abroad. These visits are often combined with workshops and concerts. We partner on a yearly basis with the Global Leaders' Program (GLP) of Youth Orchestra of the Americas. We have also collaborated with school and youth orchestras who tour Namibia and do Side-by Side workshops and concerts with us.

Concerts

Regular concerts are an integral part of YONA. Performances are not only in traditional venues, but shopping malls, community centres, schools, churches and old age homes. YONA aims to serve the community by bringing music to them.