Annual Free Music Education Fair
Promoting the Value of Music Education for Families
August 22, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
August 14, 2015
The Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) is hosting its Second Annual Music Education Enrollment Fair on August 22, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The public is invited to come for the day and explore the fun and power of excellence in music education. The event will be held on the YACM campus at 500 Davis St. in downtown Vacaville.
The goal of the event is to provide a place where families can experience the value of musical training for their children.
The YACM Music Education Enrollment Fair will include live entertainment on the front lawns from “TNT”, the Conservatory's own rock and roll band. Families who attend the fair will enjoy barbeque hot dots and lemonade in the shady English garden. Participants will have the opportunity to meet instructors and staff of the Conservatory as well as other members of the YACM community.
The day will feature a full schedule (posted that day) of musical activity centers as well as studio tours, short instructor presentations, and the opportunity sign up for free trial lessons. Those who enroll in lessons at the fair will receive a $35.00 tuition credit.
Workshops and Activity Centers
Mommy and Me Circle Time with Certified Music Therapist Brianna McCullough
Percussion and Drum Ensemble with Well-Loved Community Drum Artist, Rich Crockett
Children’s Quick Chorus Adventure -30 minutes of group singing
Boys Only Chorus – Bach, Beach Boys and more Boys!
Jazz Band and Jam (Bring your Instrument), with Saxophonist Wayne Gross of the Time Bandits
Things with Strings – learn about opportunities available for new and advancing string students by a grant from the Beelard Foundation
Guitar – Classical and Cool!
The mission of YACM is to instill in children and youth the habits and disciplines of excellence. In an a age of computer games and on-demand streaming video, the challenge of learning to a play a musical instrument remains a productive alternative that captures a child's imagination and enriches his or her life for a lifetime.
Studies also show that studying music develops young brains and improves academic performance in school.
Music education has been proven to be an essential component of academic success. One decade-long U.S. study found that students who participated in at least nine hours of music a week (including practice) were four times more likely than their peers to have won recognition for their academic achievement. (1. S.B. Heath, 1999, cited in National Endowment for the Arts 2011 White Paper The Arts and
Human Development, p.22)