We believe in the power of music to change lives.

YACM aims to be the region's foremost resource for the advancement of musical training and performing arts events. We are a collaboration of performing, teaching, and production artists who cultivate a commitment to excellence and creativity for the development of human potential and civic engagement.

About Us

Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) was founded in April 2005 by long time piano instructor Wanda Cook. Mrs. Cook held the conviction that high quality music lessons and exceptional performance experiences had the power to unlock exceptional human development.


Located  in Vacaville Solano County, YACM  provides suburban families an immersive and a comprehensive music education that develops musicianship, creativity, critical thinking, and confidence.  


Today, nearly 15 years later, YACM is the largest most respected pre-college arts education organization in the North-bay Region.  We offer entry classes for new learners, standardized private instruction, music theory, ensemble and performances in our Core-Arts department. Solano Youth Theatre produces 2 large scale musicals each year and our Music Matters program provide 1800 annual public school children throughout the region benefit from music enrichment classes on campus. 



In 2005, Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) was founded on the conviction that the arts provide the greatest means to develop human potential and social cohesion.  


As Solano’s foremost arts education organization, we invest in the unlimited potential of youth through exceptional arts education and significant performance experiences. Across a broad demographic spectrum of youth, YACM coordinates resources designed to cultivate musical talent, nurture appreciative, confident, creative, and resilient young people, while promoting regional participation in the arts.

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Excellence, Hope, Diligence, Community ​

We believe children should have the opportunity to transform their lives through excellence in music education. 


Everyone is born with talent and the capacity for EXCELLENCE, but excellence is earned. With DILIGENCE, HOPE and a strong COMMUNITY, music education transforms the lives of children.  


We provide potential-achieving music education and performing arts events on behalf of the children of Solano County to assure the general youth population always has access to excellent music education.  

Board of Directors


President - Kevin Phillips

Treasurer - Ivan Jones

Secretary - Jason Marcus

Matthew Thomas, Christine Brockman,  Andrea Whittet, Thomas Davies 

EIN#  20-2734913

Young Artists Conservatory of Music is a 501c (3) tax-exempt music education and performing arts organization.  Cash donations to YACM are tax deductible in according to IRS codes.   Young Artists Conservatory of Music recruits and admits students of any race, color, gender, or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs, and activities. In addition, Young Artists Conservatory of Music will not discriminate against any race, color, gender, or ethnic origin in the administration of its musical educational or performance programs. We pursue and celebrate diversity in our community and conservatory.