Nederlands Verbond van Mandoline-Orkesten (NVvMO)


The Dutch Association of Mandolin Orchestras, (Nederlands Verbond van Mandoline Orkesten - NVvMO) was founded on July 13, 1947. The organisation is active nationwide and seeks to promote mandolin playing.
There are 29 NVvMO-affiliated orchestras and ensembles, together covering approximately 625 members.
The NVvMO provides support, advice and music education to orchestras as well as individual members.
During contests and festivals, players get together to discuss and exchange the latest developments in the field of mandolin music.

The NVvMO annually organises a meeting day accessible to all members to play in a relaxed atmosphere.
Affiliated orchestras have access to the services provided by the NVvMO, i.e. the library and the music documentation centre.
The NVvMO cooperates with several schools of music and also holds musical instrument examinations.
The Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg and the Artez Conservatory in Zwolle offer a training course for teaching and performing mandolin musicians.

 The NVvMO digital periodical “Mandogita” is published 4 times a year and provides information on forthcoming activities, new (sheet) music and mandolin orchestras, CDs, etc. Dates of mandolin concerts to be held shortly at home and abroad are published in the agenda. Mandogita also contains reporting articles on recent concerts and contests.
 The NVvMO has also joined the EGMA (European Guitar and Mandolin Association). Youth members can annually participate in the EGMYO (European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra)


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