MIM Education Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Greetings and happy new year to all!  We are full STEAM ahead with MIM Education and are excited to share some program updates and concert information with you.

Our Young Composers Project is in high gear.  Saturday February 1 is the ever-anticipated vocal concert.  This concert has grown from the high school music room to Peace Lutheran Church in the last couple of years thanks to its enormous popularity.  Musicians donate their time and energy for this fantastic show, so do come out and support them and cheer on our young composers.  And be sure to tune into our fabulous community partner KVMR on Thursday, January 23 at 5:10pm and again at 9:20 where some of the students will be talking about their works, and their process with Elisa Parker and Jerianne Van Dyjk.

We are honored to announce that we have received two substantial grants from the Volgenau Foundation and the League of American Orchestras/Getty Community Engagement Program in support of the Prelude for Yuba Salmon project.  This unique collaboration with Sierra Streams Institute is a thrilling collaborative adventure in musicianship. composing, education and environment.  Read more about this incredible project, as well as how there is a movement afoot to turn STEM to STEAM by integrating arts education, in the articles below.

Our Peers 4 Peers will be back in the schools this month with a visit to Scotten School on January 28.  This program places young musicians in the classroom and allows for a more interactive experience between audience and performer.   Kids and teachers are delighted to bring music into the classroom!

And here’s some breaking news; the Nevada County Youth Orchestra will be having the public debut with us this May at the Nevada Theater!  We look forward to sharing more with you about our upcoming season very soon. Here’s to a great new year!

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Cristine Kelly
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 1, 2014
MIM Young Composers – New Songs for Midwinter
Peace Lutheran Church
2:00 pm



New Songs for Midwinter

We’ve heard the future and it sounds amazing.
Saturday, February 1 @ 2pm
Adults $10, free to youth 17 and under
Peace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley, CA

Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear 27 new works by our young composers presented by some of the finest vocalist and instrumentalists in the region.
CLICK HERE to read more


Prelude for Yuba Salmon

Music in the Mountains is one of just twenty-three American orchestras selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive a 2013-14 Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to Music in the Mountains for its new project, Prelude to Yuba Salmon, and is recognition of MIM’s innovation and dedication to increasing its relevance to the community.  Check out the video, courtesy of Larry Huntington.

CLICK HERE to read more


STEM has been a huge acronym buzz word in education in recent years, standing for the “hard science” pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but an initiative led by the Rhode Island School of Design is hoping to turn that into STEAM. Aimed at promoting the national movement of putting arts and design in the STEM education program, STEM to STEAM seems to be picking up momentum with its argument that creativity and flexible thinking are just as important to innovation as science.

Learn More…

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Music is our passion. Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, ideas,
or to learn more about our concerts and education programs.
Music in the Mountains
530 Searls Avenue, Suite A, Nevada City, California 95959

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