As EMCY turns 50, it is time for a fresh-designed newsletter! We know that is has been a while since we sent our last newsletter, but don’t worry! From now on, we will provide you fresh news without overloading you!

In case you lost our last beat or delete it by mistake, here you can catch up!


The EMCY beat! Musical Storytelling issue

Dear EMCY readers,

We hope you all enjoyed this, out of the ordinary, summer of 2020 as much as we did. As all things, good or bad, come always to an end, with the start of September most of us have to go back to work or to school.

At the end of August, EMCY started an exciting project and one more time we caught a glimpse of the power of music. In order to set up a stage performance, a group of young people from different cultural backgrounds had to listen and find the “right tone” in talking to each other. Their passion for music and the arts in general, offered them a common ground and led to a ‘Musical Storytelling’.

Some of these memories will stay with us forever, but we are also happy to share some with all of you through this channel.

We wish you all the best and feel free to tell us your thoughts about the project,
The EMCY team

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The EMCY beat! June issue
Dear EMCY readers,
Fresh news from the beautiful Ohrid in North Macedonia!
After careful consideration the organisers of Ohrid Pearls competition have decided to set new dates for the competition: 27-30th August 2020. They also extended the application deadline until the 30th June 2020.
It is important to look at the future with a new positive attitude and to slowly restart creating what we love most. Almost like a New Year, often a time for new dreams and goals as well as renewed energy to get things done. This month’s newsletter is all about our latest news.We wish you all the best,
The EMCY team
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The EMCY beat! May issue

Dear EMCY readers,

This month we would like to support the initiative of two of our member competitions that decided to go online. International Competition of Musical Art “Kharkiv Assemblies” and Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists have put together digital competences and resilience and they figure out how to continue with their 2020 edition. We would love to share this positive message to all our readers to give each other the positive attitude we all need nowadays. We remain available to organise talks and to exchange ideas, feelings and support.

We wish you good health, much courage and loads of positive energy.

The EMCY team

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The EMCY beat! April issue

Dear EMCY family and friends,

We know that all of you are passing a difficult moment and we are solidly united in this. For now we need to keep a stiff upper lip. With big regret EMCY, together with our great host Juventudes Musicales de España, decided to postpone EMCY´s General Assembly 2020, planned for October 16th to 18th in Madrid. The current situation is unpredictable and it just doesn´t feel right to push forward preparations and to make, as well as ask for commitments. But one commitment that we can make and loudly ask for European solidarity!

Only together we are strong and able to go on.
We wish all of you good health and energy.

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EMCY 50 years contest

EMCY turns 50 years and we want to celebrate it with all of you!

We have just launched our #EMCY50years Birthday Contest and we can’t wait to see your pictures!

Are you a Prize Winner of a EMCY Member Competition?
Do you want to win an International experience with us?

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Impact of Corona virus

We are very sorry to inform you that due to the epidemiological situation in the world and the spreading of Coronavirus all around Europe some of the EMCY Member Competitions had to reschedule or cancel their editions.

Take care of yourself and your beloved and #stayhome

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The EMCY beat! March issue

THIS MONTH WE #actforculture!

It is once again time to defend culture within EU policy, and our all action is needed.

National governments and EU policymakers are currently taking decisions on the post 2020 EU budget that will influence the future of Culture in Europe. We are citizens and organisations who believe that culture is the foundation of European unity. It binds us together and underpins our sense of belonging to the European community. We believe that culture plays a crucial role in upholding common European values, nourishing mutual understanding among the peoples of Europe and fostering diverse and inclusive societies.

We decide to join #actforculture campaign from Culture Action Europe to call on the European Institutions and Member States to recognise the EU added value of cultural investment and translate it to sufficient support in the next EU budget.

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