YAMsession 2017: Let's recap!

3 days of young audiences music excellence in Porto
14 Sep, 2017

From the 4th to 6th of September, at the beautiful and inspiring Casa da Música in Porto, the music professionals involved in music for young audiences from 17 countries gathered for the 4th edition of JM International's YAMsession. 

The program contained of a series of inspiring showcase performances from 6 different countries, which were followed by speed sessions where participants discussed the merits of each performance:

In between the showcases, participants also got the chance to hear two inspiring talks:

On the evening of 4th of July we witnessed one of the most anticipated moments of the event: the YAMawards, where the world's best productions for young audiences were crowned. 

Make sure to read the full article and get to know this year's winners through this link!

Finally, on the last day of the event, all the participants were presented with the result of the YAM Producers' Forum process. The production first had performed live for the YAMsession with their existing work on the first day of the event and over the course of the next 2 days they worked together with two experienced international producers, Sune Nielsen (Denmark) and Lilian Genn (Austria), to make a 'new' production, to be presented again on the final day. 

The full new performance can be seen through this link!

Ultimately, the YAMsession 2017 fostered knowledge exchange between the participants, showcased top international performances, presented some thought provoking talks and overall presented a great forum for discussions around the future of young audiences music!

JM International would like to thank Casa da Musica, the YAMcommittee, the producers, the speakers, the musicians and the delegates attending the conference for making this event such an unforgettable experience. See you next year!