AYO expands reach through digital connection initiative
Today, the Minister for School Education Peter Garrett announced that the AYO Digital Connection Initiative is one of the successful projects funded via the NBN – Enabled Education Skills Services Program.
Young musicians in rural, regional and metropolitan Australia will now have greater access to the Australian Youth Orchestra community thanks to the newly launched AYO Digital Connection Initiative.
Developed in partnership with AYO’s Principal Sponsor, Accenture, the AYO Digital Connection Initiative will utilise the National Broadband Network to extend and augment talent identification and national training programs. AYO will receive more than $1.5 million in funding to develop these programs. It will allow for greater capability and efficiency in online auditions, as well as live streaming to multiple communities and schools through AYO Regional Residency programs.
Colin Cornish, AYO’s Chief Executive Officer stated “Accenture is a vitally important partner of the AYO. It is only with their support and vision that the AYO can be at the forefront of innovation in the digital arena, helping us engage further with our musicians and attract new audiences.”
Jack Percy, Country Managing Director for Accenture Australia added, “We’re delighted to support the AYO, particularly through this new initiative which will help increase the influence and the inspiration the organisation has on young, local musicians.”
The AYO’s vision, to empower all young Australians with musical knowledge and imagination and instil in them a love of music and a dedication to the highest standards of performance, is now even more achievable; the initiative will see the development of a digital community that supplements the physical.