Our Mission

Empowering displaced musicians to become musical ambassadors of peace, through orchestral opportunities and collaborative community


Our Vision

We envision identifying and empowering talented refugee musicians to connect and use orchestral music to create opportunities to prosper.


Our Values

COLLABORATION

We aspire to build a culture of collaboration through community building, active listening, and the open sharing of ideas. We facilitate international co-operation among refugee artists, staff, volunteers, and partner organizations.

DIVERSITY

We come together as musical ambassadors of peace in pursuit of diverse ideas, cultures, languages, and beliefs. We honor our differences, and uphold the common language of music that brings us together.

EMPOWERMENT

We empower displaced musicians to become stronger and more confident in controlling one’s life, and claiming one’s rights.

INGENUITY

We are determined to be innovative, working with refugees to creatively generate sustainable opportunities allowing persons to move from a state of oppression to a state of purpose and freedom.

DEDICATION

We are dedicated to our vision of identifying and empowering talented refugee musicians to connect and use orchestral music to create opportunities to prosper

 

 FIGURES AT A GLANCE

Source: UNHCR 19 June 2018

Source: UNHCR 19 June 2018

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The International Orchestra of Refugees gives these people who are displaced the opportunity to prosper, not just survive.
— Sebastian V. Agignoae, Founder & Director of IOR
 

Our process  

By 2023, we will:

  1. Establish organization's infrastructure and operational standards

  2. Establish Financial infrastructure and Fundraising Strategy

  3. Create a recruitment campaign

  4. Develop a strong, and safe platform to showcase and connect talented refugee musicians to opportunities (min. 500 musicians registered)

  5. Establish multiple refugee ensembles in major cities around the world

  6. Establish database of refugee musicians

  7. Create the International Orchestra of Refugees