Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), Slovenia

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Nenad Firšt, Secretary General
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Branka Novak, Programme Head
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The Slovene branch of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) was established in 1969 as a non-profit union of the JMI associations. The union, which became an independent member of Jeunesses Musicales International in 1992, aims at achieving an efficient promotion of the Slovene musical heritage and culture in Slovenia and abroad. Its task is to promote and support the work of young and developing Slovene as well as foreign musicians with concert activities, which are organised in cooperation with regional associations in Ljubljana, Črnomelj, Celje, Hrastnik, Jesenice, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Velenje, as well as JMI associations around the world. JMI Slovenia also organises workshops as well as concerts with commentary.

Fields of activity

JMI Slovenia, which includes the Ljubljana Musical Youth, is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and unites professional as well as non-professional musicians and music lovers with the aim of enriching cultural life. Foremost among its goals are: enhancing the musical education of the younger audience and creating more opportunities for performances of young musicians which include interpretations of Slovene musical works with a view to preserving the national musical heritage.

Special attention is placed on the popularising of Slovene folk music through concerts organised by the JMI Slovenia which was the first organisation to present it to the young audiences and pave its way to concert stages in Slovenia.

Concert activities

Many concert activities organised by JMI Slovenia are an opportunity for music students to present themselves to different audiences and give regular performances.

A more educational aspect of these concert activities is covered by symphonic matinees, which offer a programme suggested by music teachers, taking into account the curriculum in primary and high schools. The symphonic matinees take place in Cankarjev dom, where the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra presents works of classical music composers, such as W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn, as well as a variety of educational musical compositions for pupils and students, such as The Carnival of Animals by C. Saint-Saëns and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by B. Britten. The concerts organised by JMI Slovenia also promote other musical genres, such as jazz, world music, ethno music, and works by contemporary Slovene composers.

Musical education and publications

The educational aspect of the organisation also includes the publication of a music magazine, the organisation of workshops, concerts with commentary and radio broadcasts. Since 1970 JMI Slovenia has been publishing a music magazine (in 1996 the Glasbena mladina (GL) magazine was renamed to Muska and in 2010 it was replaced by the Glasna Magazine).

Jeunesses Musicales International

Established in 1945, this UNESCO-affiliated organisation boasts more than 50 member countries from all over the world. Its aim is to enable young people to develop musically across all boundaries, ensuring cooperation between national movements, assembling international documentation on the activities of member groups, spreading the idea of youth and music throughout the world and creating new groups in countries where they do not yet exist. Two of the most impressive projects organised by JMI are the World Youth Choir and the World Youth Orchestra. Local music camps, international touring for talented young soloists, and the "Music Crossroads" project also do much to bring people from all over the world together through the only global language – music.

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