International Youth Symphony Orchestra 13-17 years old

Summer Academy from 4th to 13th August 2019 - LIMITED PLACES!
Who is this course addressed to?

The course is directed by Jean-Jo Roux (conducting) and Emmanuel André (strings) co-animators of more than 25 music courses with a symphonic orchestra made up of 85 young musicians.

The course is addressed to all young musicians from around the world, aged 13 to 17, possessing a high instrumental level – equivalent to a minimum of the second cycle of conservatory studies.
All orchestral instruments are welcome:

  • Strings (violin, viola, cello and double bass)
  • Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon)
  • Brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba)
  • Percussion

The course will be held at the Centre Méditerranéen de Cap d'Ail, in an magnificent park covering 3 hectares, with round the clock security. In addition to the presence of the professor musicians and technical coordinators, the course is supervised by BAFA organizers, falling within the activities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and in conformity with current regulatory standards in force. 

Goals of the course

  • Orchestral work:
    • Promote collective listening: themes, nuances, rhythms.
    • Initiation to the interpretation, style and musical performance of proposed works.
    • Managing personal energy and concentration through promoting the pleasure of playing music collectively!
  • Instrumental work (individual and in ensembles):
    • Perfecting playing technique by families of instruments (phrasing, fingering, bowing, reading scores, sight reading, etc.)
  • International music encounter:
    • Practicing and playing together, with young musicians from various backgrounds, sharing the same passion in a friendly, multicultural environment. Preparing a variety of end-of-course concerts together, to be held in Monaco or Cap d'Ail, and at the Amphithéâtre Jean Cocteau du Centre Méditerranéen.

Symphonic programme

From Vivaldi to film music, and even jazz. These are the works which have stimulated the interest of generations of young musicians in previous courses. Emmanuel André and Jean-Jo Roux wish to awaken the interests of young international musicians (proposals from future course participants will be favourably considered). However, they reserve the right to alter and adapt symphonic programme indications in relation to available instruments and the profile of the course participants.
Two end-of-course concerts are organised: in the amphitheatre with extraordinary acoustics decorated by Jean Cocteau, as well as at the Fort Antoine theatre in Monaco.


9h00/12h30: Music stands or Tutti (With break!)
Early afternoons free (1.30 pm/4.30 pm): relaxation at the Centre, (group games, ping pong, etc.) / outings nearby in small groups of unaccompanied teenagers (if outing authorisation signed by parents).
Supervised outings: Bathing / excursion to Monaco / walk in Cap d'Ail with a team leader, 2 times during the stay.
17h/19h: Music stands or Tutti (With break!)
Evenings: International entertainment.

Rates and registration

Each application for registration must be approved by the course's musical direction.
Please fill out the application form below. 
If your application as a young musician is accepted, we will send you an email with a link to an online registration form with integrated payment. When your electronic registration form and deposit payment of 250 € have been received, CMEF will send a confirmation email for your child's registration to the course, along with practical information on all events during the participants' stay on campus.
Possible daytime only attendance: non-priority, depending on available places.

Full payment of 405 € (net of bank charges) must be received one month before the beginning of the course at the latest.

If you have further questions or you would like more details, write to us at the address
By phone: + 33 06 86 96 68 64

Practical Information

  • The scores will be sent by internet in PDF format. You may bring sheets of chamber music.
  • Don't forget: your music desk, pencil and music paper, extra reeds and strings, a black score holder.
  • Concert attire: black.
  • Greeting at the Centre Méditerranéen : Bedrooms of between 3 to 5 beds with bathrooms. Full board. You are required to provide your own towels.
  • If you have any questions relating to the musical side of the course, don’t hesitate to contact the music teachers at their email address. For any other queries, the Centre Méditerranéen is at your service by telephone, fax, email.
Application form
Summer 2019 music staff

Orchestra work is provided by professionals from the best French symphonic education.

Jean-Jo Roux

Registered music teacher - Conductor and composer - Officer decorated for services to education in France - Musical director of the Scènefonia Orchestra - Chevalier des Arts et Lettres 

Emmanuel  Andre


Baba-Dath Harumi


Corinne Bernard


Paul-Marie Kuzma


Julien Pontoire


Read more about our music staff

Jean-Jo Roux, registered music teacher 
He created the Symphonic Orchestra at the Lycée David d’Anger in 1983 (65 youths aged between 11 and 18 years) 
This orchestra has performed in Houston, New York, Boston, Dallas, New Orleans, Vienna, Copenhagen, Prague, Montreal, Berlin, Cracovia, Shanghai, Peking, Bamako, Budapest… Having toured China twice (1998 and 2004) JJ Roux was invited to conduct a chinese youth Orchestra and  to put on two concerts in August 2006 in Suzhou near Shanghai.
He is the musical director of Scènefonia, a symphony orchestra from Angers.
Some of his latest creations: 
- TH SKÉMYA, for choir and orchestra
- LES AMANTS DE GALERNE (The Lovers of Galerne), opera (2016).

Emmanuel  Andre, violinist
After studying music at the National Music Academy in the Region of Angers, then of St. Maur (awarded the Gold Medal following an unanimous vote), Emmanuel André got a scholarship at the National Superior Music Academy in Paris. Subsequently, he went on to obtain first prize for the violin voted for unanimously at the CNSM in Lyon and be became a member of of the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra in 1994.

He has taken part in the master classes of J-J Kantorow, the Ravel Quartet and more recently he has worked with P. Oundjan, a member of the Tokyo Quartet. Furthermore, Emmanuel André has the job of passing his experience on to the youngest of musicians : it is for this reason that he regularly has a hand in the “Young Public“ activities of the Philharmonic Orchestra and for 25 years, he has led an orchestra workshop for young people. 
He teaches violin at the Conservatoire d'Asnières-sur-Seine, near Paris.

Baba-Dath Harumi, tuba
Tuba, euphonium teacher, at CRR of Montpellier 
Tuba, euphonium teacher, at CRR of Perpignan
Tuba teacher at Conservatoire of Perpignan
Studies : Tuba at CNSMD of Lyon 
Studies : Music Performance Tuba in 昭和音楽大学
She studied at 共立女子第二高等学校 
She studied at 共立女子第二中学校

Corinne  Bernard,  flûtiste
Professeur des Bois  
2015 : DEM Traverso à l'unanimité, CRR Aix en Provence
2012 : Diplôme d’État de professeur de flûte-traversière, CESMD Poitou-Charentes
Expérience Pédagogique 
12 ans de Professorat
2015-2019: Projet d'orchestre à l'école "DEMOS", Marseille
2014-2019: Conservatoire à Rayonnement Intercommunal, Saint Maximin la ste Baume
Ecole Municipale de Musique, Bandol
2014-2015: Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional, Toulon, flûte-trav et formation musicale.
Expérience Artistique 
2016-2019: Création de l'ensemble baroque "Horae" ( soprano, traverso, viole de gambe, clavecin)
Création du duo "Odyssée" ( flûte et guitare)
2015-2019: Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon, Orchestre Philharmonique Provence Méditerranée, Orchestre Régional de Cannes, Piccolo solo de la Musique des Équipages de la Flotte de Brest, Ensemble de flûtes baroques et modernes « Azulejo » .

Paul-Marie Kuzma, violoncelliste
Professeur violoncelles et contrebasses

Il commence le violoncelle à l'âge de 6 ans au Conservatoire de Saint Cloud avec Thérèse Pollet.
Puis il entre au Conservatoire Régional de Boulogne Billancourt en 2008 dans la classe de Pascale Michaca pour ensuite intégrer ensuite la classe de Xavier Gagnepain dans le degré Fin d'Études où il obtient en 2014 le Certificat mention TB à l'unanimité, puis le Cycle Spécialisé Supérieur où il acquière en 2016 le Diplôme d'Études Musicales mention TB.
Après une année de perfectionnement auprès de Cyrille Lacrouts, supersoliste à l'Opéra de Paris, il est admis à l'unanimité au concours d'entrée en violoncelle au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris dans la classe de Jérôme Pernoo où il se produit en solo ou en formation de plusieurs violoncelles dans différentes salles (Salle Cortot, Radio France, etc...). Il obtient en 2018 le 2ème prix au concours international "Tremplin" puis à partir de 2019 il rentre à l'académie de l'Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France.

Julien Pontoiredirector
Julien began his musical studies at the Ecole Nationale De Musique (National School of Music) in Bourges followed by a course in orchestra conducting. A musician in the Clisson philharmonic orchestra (44) under the direction of Maxime Niel, he is currently a percussionist in Scènefonia Orchestra (Angers) under the direction of Jean-Jo Roux.
He is a music teacher and teaches drums, piano and solfège in different departments of Loire Atlantique and Maine et Loire. He also conducts several harmony orchestras. He is responsible for conducting the orchestra of the Academy trainees and assisting the percussionists and pianists.