Founded in 1963, Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia continues to be the only national NGO that works with young musicians and young people, developing their creativity and supporting their initial public promotion in the field of music. JMM strives to encourage and match the need for direct communication between the young people and the audience in general with music and with the other cultural values as well. Created on artistic and pedagogical basis, JMM integrates young people regardless of political, religious, national or language background, pleading for generations of young people who will have cosmopolitan, humanistic approaches in their own individual and global creation and development.

Created 50 years ago, JMM has proven those principles with more than 7.000 organized manifestations and concerts, gathering more than thousand artists as soloists and more than 7.000 participants and program animators in various ensembles, followed by more than one million visitors as audience, mostly young people. This makes JMM one of the biggest cultural movements in Republic of Macedonia.

The first local Jeunesses Musicales organization was founded in the town of Bitola in 1963, its President being the young pianist Milica Sperovic. The national JMM organization was founded in Skopje, on January 31st 1964, its first President being Dragoslav Ortakov, composer and musicologist. The main activities of JMM since its foundation to date continue to be:

In the last 15 years a special effort has been placed upon the JMM Production, thus making stronger relations between the young performers and the wider audience. A very important part of the influence of JMM also are the cultural management and international cooperation and networking training courses, organized in cooperation with ECF.