is intended both for fans of the traditional folk and jazz scene and “classically” oriented musicians searching for new and refreshing inspirations for their own musical activities. At the ETHNOCamp, participants from all over the world discover various musical styles and, with the guidance of the Artistic Leader, create their own tunes. ETHNO is all about learning from and living with each other, in a music tradition passed on directly from one person to the other. read more
German Youth Orchestra Award
Youth orchestras can participate in this competition organised by JM Germany every two years. Young ensembles repeatedly impress the jury and audiences with programmes full of humour and brilliant ideas. A motto, chosen for the concert by the orchestras themselves, inspires the imagination of the young musicians and provokes unique approaches to music.
Music Academy Castle Weikersheim
With about 30.000 overnight stays and 8.000 young guests per year in the Music Academy at Castle Weikersheim, JM Germany manages the country’s largest Music Academy. The enriching practicing, experiencing and questioning music with one another lies at the core of JM's work and shapes the diverse course programme of the Music Academy. As a “World Meeting Center of Jeunesses Musicales”, Weikersheim enjoys an international reputation. read more
mu:v – Musik verbindet (“music connects”)! The young initiative of JM Germany
JM Germany is a community in which young people participate and actively realise their own ideas. Their young initiative “mu:v” represents movement, excitement, intensity and respect for musicians of all styles and genres. The highlight of the initiative’s activities is the biannual mu:v-Camp, organised by the youngsters themselves. With “mu:v”, JM Germany paves the way for a future of a strong musical youth in Germany.
JM International Chamber Music Campus
The International Chamber Music Campus of JM Germany is one of the most renowned masterclasses of its kind worldwide. Each year, young ensembles work with international artists, including one of the leading string quartets of the younger generation, such as the Artemis Quartett, the Vogler Quartett or the Miró Quartett. The course offers a platform for young talented ensembles preparing for a professional career. read more
International Opera Academy
The study of roles, performance capacity, movement training – The International Opera Academy of JM Germany with participants from more than 20 countries constitutes „one of the most renowned projects to support young opera singers on the European level” (magazine “Oper & Tanz“). The Young Opera Castle Weikersheim presents the stars of tomorrow, artists at the beginning of their careers. read more
Chamber Music Camp for Young Instrumentalists
During 12 summer days filled with music at Castle Weikersheim, young musicians ages 14 and up explore the world of chamber music under the guidance of dedicated teachers. Be it in the unusual formation of a bassoon quartet, as a string trio or with piano accompaniment – for the participants, the music-making is an intense musical and personal experience, and the environment allows for sometimes lifelong friendships to grow.
Support of international youth orchestra encounters
In cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Youth, JM Germany fosters international encounters of youth orchestras through its jeunesses:ensemble programme. To connect German youth orchestras with young orchestras abroad, we rely on your assistance. You can create your youth orchestra’s profile in our data base with this form.
Lab for Excellence in Singing
This programme for young outstanding singers has since 2014 successfully been offering a unique combination of training elements. With this course, JM Germany supports promising international talents in developing their artistic profile, presenting themselves in today's music business with greater competence and confidence, and earning more widespread recognition. > Website Lab for Excellence