Activities Through Music (2) Nurturing Musicians and Supporting Music Education
Supporting Music Contests and Clinics
The Yamaha Group contributes to the development of music culture by supporting various music contests and clinics. Yamaha Corporation not only provides musical instruments but also assists with the running of the events that include the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival, Japan Band Clinic, the Shizuoka International Opera Competition and Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, in all of which participants pursue a high artistic standard.
The 18th Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival
43rd Japan Band Clinic
Since 2012, Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co., Ltd. has been holding the Yamaha International Piano Competition. The aim of the competition, which is at one of the highest levels in the country, is to nurture promising students.
Since 2010, Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co., Ltd. has been holding training workshops across major cities in China for the wind orchestras of leading schools in each region. The number of workshops and participants are increasing every year, with 35 workshops held in fiscal 2012 and 2,780 students receiving guidance from prominent instructors. Some schools achieve great success in music contests after having students attend the workshops.
Taidongliu elementary school in Tsingtao
Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang City
Jiefangqiao elementary school in Guiyang City
Experimental middle school in Zhuhai City
Support Related to Scholarships and Music Education Institutions
The Yamaha Group has set up scholarship systems in different regions of the world as support for aspiring musicians. Yamaha also teams up with music education institutions and continues to support the educational curriculum and with the provision of seminars for instructors.
Yamaha has provided scholarships to over 100 university music students in Thailand to date
Yamaha introduced a scholarship system in China in 2000 (Central Conservatory of Music (left) and Shanghai Conservatory of Music (right))
Scholarships granted to students in Korea in fiscal 2012
Scholarship students of Humber College jazz music university in Canada
Propping Up School Music Education
The Yamaha Group supports music education at schools in various regions of the world. Efforts are made to contribute to the enrichment of course content by donating instruments, giving courses to instructors and providing music-related information.
Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd. has made the curriculum and textbooks for recorder education, provided recorders to instructors in charge of classes free of charge and held courses since 2002 as part of efforts to create music education foundations in Thailand. Some 3,000 instructors have participated at around 800 locations.
Providing instruction on recorders for teachers to use in their music course (Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd., Thailand)
Yamaha Corporation has started the website “Music pal” to support school music education. The site provides content that is useful for music coursework and investigative learning such as the history of music, musical composition, the origin and makeup of instruments, and a full encyclopedia of musical instruments including playing style.
“Music pal” website supporting school music education : Japanese only
Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co., Ltd. donated an upright piano and portable keyboard to be used for music lessons at two schools for the children of migrant farmers, Xinmin elementary school and Baozhen elementary school, on Chongming Island in the northern part of Shanghai through Shanghai Charity Foundation in March 2013.
Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd donated a big drum to a school for Japanese children in Ipoh City for use in music lessons and the school festival.