Young Composers Project ConcertYCP 2017 1

A whole passel of world premieres written by some of the most talented young people in the region and performed by world class ensembles.

Wednesday, June 14, 7:00pm
St Joseph’s Cultural Center
Tickets $10 adults, youth free

The annual performance is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work by the students. The project kicks off early in the school year with interested youth from 6th grade through college participating in both Saturday classes and private lessons throughout the school year with MIM Education Coordinator Mark Vance. The program teaches students to study music software notation, melodic and rhythmic dictation, music theory and harmony, music history, conducting, public speaking and composition.

This year students collaborated with Hospitality House (HH) homeless shelter. The plan was to learn more about the homeless and the need for a homeless shelter in Nevada County. Students were able to tour the facility multiple times, volunteered in the kitchen, shadowed monitors, interacted with staff and guests, and volunteered to clean up at HH’s annual Empty Bowl fundraiser. These experiences were profound and revelatory for students. Many preconceived notions of the homeless were dispelled. HH is proactive in giving its guests help and hope. The students journaled about their thoughts and experiences and then set to work composing music for chamber ensembles.

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