Outstanding Musicians in the IDF

As our participants graduate high school, most continue on to their military service in the Israel Defence Forces. We offer a programme for outstanding musicians in the IDF (especially talented musicians who, through an audition process, are awarded special status in the army as ‘outstanding musicians’), which brings them together in chamber ensembles, and continues to support their individual development through masterclasses, and concert and recording opportunities.

We also liaise directly with the IDF, helping our students with whatever difficulties they may face, and make sure that they are able to gain enough time off to begin developing their musical careers. Indeed, this is a critical period in their lives where they begin their higher studies in music, and begin the transition from students to young professionals at the outset of their musical careers, and the JMC is there to support them throughout.