Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence in Music Education
Established in 2005 by Wanda Cook, Young Artists Conservatory of Music has grown from a garage studio into a regionally known facility respected for its pre-college music and theatre education programs. We are grateful for the enduring support of our founder and our community who have become part of the YACM legacy. This year we honor our past and move into our next 15 years with a bold vision for the performing arts in Solano County. We invite you to get know us and learn more about the future of YACM and its outreach.
Music Lessons & More
At YACM, CORE-ARTS students are immersed in a comprehensive pre-college program that integrates privates lessons with musicianship courses, small and large ensemble experiences, master classes, structured progression, and performance opportunities.
Our program has earned regional recognition for providing superior training for young people throughout their course of training.
Solano Youth Theatre
Enrollment has begun and is filling fast for Solano Youth Theatre's Spring 2020 Musical. SYT admits cast members ages 7 and up. Rehearsals and performances are in Vacaville CA. For 22 years, Solano Youth Theatre continues to be the standard of excellence in youth theatre throughout the region.
Pre-Casting Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13. Production April 10-11. Cast Members 7 - 11 will also perform Aladdin Kids.
Youth Orchestra & Ensembles
Solano Youth Chamber Orchestra (SYCO) provides the leadership, repertoire and inspiration for advancing musicians to pursue their highest potential. Auditions are open throughout the season.
Younger or beginning string string players are invited to join Solano Junior Strings or Suzuki New Learners. YACM also offers ensemble programs for vocalists, guitarists and drummers, and brass and woodwind students.
Electives and Entry Programs
YACM provides CORE-Arts students and New Learners with a suite of electives or starter classes. Elective classes are included in CORE-Arts comprehensive curriculum and available to new students who are exploring music lessons. Private lessons 8 week sessions are available on a limited availability for non CORE-Arts learning.
On Campus Programs
Our Music Matters division brings music education to school. We partner with school districts, parent groups, donors, and school administrations to provide a music program tailored to the schools needs. Music education at school has shown to be a powerful engine for academic and social development.
What our Members are Saying
"Not only have I seen students improve and succeed but I have also had the joy of watching my own daughter learn and improve herself and her musical talent.
It has truly been a blessing and privilege to be a part of YACM and its mission."
– Martin Purtill, Guitar Instructor and Parent
"The staff and instructors at the Conservatory are constantly supportive and kind, they always strive to see our full potential."
– Catie Whittet, Vocal Student
"Before I can even get my car in park, [my daughter Lexi] is out the door and in the building... all of the things that YACM gives her has provided her a strength to face the world on her own."
– Victoria Bartels, Parent
"We are here at YACM for the expert instructors. YACM Teaching Artists truly inspire and unlock my child's musical ability."
– Tom Davies, Parent and Board Member
"My daughter has been with YACM for 10 years. She is a confident musician, actress and vocalist. Her best friends are here and they are great friends. It's not easy or inexpensive to study music but YACM makes it worth it."
–Christine Brockman, Parent and Board Member