Yamaha's Junior Original Concert (JOC) program offers Yamaha Music School students aged 15 or younger the opportunity to perform their own compositions in concerts around the world.
Since 1972, the JOC program has expanded globally as an activity to promote the growth of children. In the US, JOC concerts are given each year at the class, school, regional and national levels. Students from the US also participate at the International Junior Original Concert which features musical compositions from children worldwide.
Many JOC participants have gone on to highly successful professional careers in music and other fields, and have won high praise from musicians and audiences around the world.