Our mission at Young Musicians Inc. is to present fine arts and cultural programming in Evanston and Uinta County Wyoming, provide unique educational and performance opportunities for music students of all ages and ability levels, and to make music and the arts a higher priority in our public school systems.
WHAT WE NEED
We believe that the arts have a profound effect on each one of us, and greatly improve the quality of life in our communities. With many of our traditional funding sources reduced, depleted, and disappearing altogether we need to raise our own funds to fill the gaps. With your help, we can continue our commitment to provide Uinta County with outstanding arts and cultural events that benefit children and families all year.
Young Musicians, Inc. was started in Evanston, Wyoming in 1995 with $50 and a few enthusiastic music teachers. These dedicated teachers wanted to bring professional artists into our isolated community to create special educational opportunities outside of school for their talented young music students. Since then, we have expanded to include year-round programming to serve all of the communities in Uinta County, and much of Southwest Wyoming. Our events include:
Uinta County Concert Series - runs from Jan - May and consists of up to 12 professional ensembles that perform in concert and offer an educational component.
Music, Arts & Theatre Camp - held in July, MAT Camp offers over 140 classes per day in world music, instrumental ensembles/technique, voice, theatre, dance, technology, art, and more, taught by a visiting staff of more than thirty members. The week culminates with a professional concert and student playing sessions.
Specialists in the Schools Project - run concurrently with the Uinta County Concert Series and brings in visiting professional artists that present educational outreach to schools and area organizations.
Young Musicians Festival - held in early April, is a solo and ensemble festival that includes educational workshops with visiting artists as well as an Honors Concert for competition winners.
Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival - in March offers a weekend of family entertainment and education about Celtic music and cultures to festival goers.
Approximately 8,000 people attend our events per year, with about half being children and youth. Every event we organize includes a chance for student participants to receive up close, individual attention from the visiting artist(s) that are brought in for professional concerts and performances.
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