• EMJ2015: Many thanks to all participants, jury members and volunteers!

  • Vocal festival in 2016 from April 29 to May 2

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  • International fraternization between young people in Neerpelt (Belgium)

  • From April 29 to May 2, 2016 Neerpelt (Belgium) will be bubbling again with the musical talents of various vocal ensembles, not only within European borders, but also far beyond. Every two years more than 90 children's and youth choirs take part in this international get-together
  • With the “Alle Menschen werden Brüder”-device in mind, EMY alternately organizes a vocal and an instrumental festival. The European Music Festival is more than ever an event where youngsters from various countries and cultures meet and appreciate each other through singing and music.


EMJ organises masterclass 'Opleidingsjury'
During our 63rd Festival Edition the EMJ will organize a training for masterclass jury. Under professional supervision, ...
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EMJ welcomes 200,000th participant
NEERPELT.- The registration period for the 63rd European Music Festival for Young People (instrumental edition which ...
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Facts & figures
An infograph with facts & figures about our festival (in Dutch).
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Impressive festival programme
Even though the European Music Festival for Young People is celebrating its 63rd edition, EMJ remains innovating, ...
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Neerpelt at the centre of the world on the 63rd ...
The 63rd European Music Festival, an instrumental edition, is still several months away. Yet the poster for EMJ 2015 is ...
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Northern Nights Festival
Following the idea of the “Week van de Amateurkunsten” - paying special attention to local heroes this year - EMJ ...
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Results of the jury - May 1, 2015
Congratulations to all our participants!
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Results of the jury - May 2, 2015
Congratulations to all our participants!
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Results of the jury - May 3, 2015
Congratulations to all our participants!
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Welcome to our 200,000th participant!
In the 63-year history of the festival, we have had the privilege of welcoming thousands of young people from all over ...
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What is EMJ about?

  • Year after year the European Music Festival for Young People manages to hand out basketfuls of joy and friendship to thousands of young musicians and vocalists within Europe.  It all comes true thanks to the non-competitive instrumental or vocal character of EMJ, its joy, its friendship, its fraternization, its hospitality and the voluntary efforts of hundreds of volunteers. 
    Read more and look at this video.


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    The results of the juryconcerts can be viewed here.

May 1: Five Dimensions

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    Would you like to experience an evening in a new musical dimension, then you should come to the sports hall of the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof on Friday May 1st. Two top groups with local origin provide a contrasting synergy.
    Read more or check out our festival calendar here.

May 2 : Happening

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    You are more than welcome in a cosy atmosphere to get acquainted with the typical international character and wide variety of musical styles and cultures.

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Jury-and laureates'

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    Experience the core of the EMJ and come visit the jury- and laureates' concerts on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May.

    Read More or check out our festival calendar here.

Explore EMJ

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    We have some great video's about the opening, moments of fraternization, jurymembers, interviews and much more ...about the 62nd edition..
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    Looking for impressions of the 62nd European Music Festival for Young People...

  • andrew1Regarding the jury performances, it seemed like there was music being played everywhere. It is incredible to have over 4000 young musicians from across Europe & beyond in one place. It is an experience that all participants will surely remember forever. I think the EMJ is the largest one of its kind. The festival is very well run and it is a great experience for a group to attend. 
    Andrew Cruickshank - Member of the Jury EMJ 2013

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