All are welcome at YMA
Young Musicians & Artists is committed to providing more equitable access to arts education. Through financial aid programs, community partnerships, diversity training, and recruitment efforts, each summer we create a safe, inclusive, and accessible experience for our entire YMA community.
But the YMA experience goes beyond that. When we say "All are welcome here," we really mean it. This beautiful community includes students, staff, supporters and alumni of so many different backgrounds, races, colors, religions, political beliefs, creeds, genders, gender expressions, ages, national origins, ancestries, disabilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations, and military statuses. Everyone's uniqueness enriches all of our lives.
We love you all. Our doors are open; anyone who chooses to walk through them will always have a home here.
Featured Program: Songwriting
Songwriting is always one of YMA's most popular programs, and when you hear the incredible music these students create and perform, it's easy to see why!
Download the 2016 Songwriting class's album for free today by clicking here, and prepare to have your mind blown!
Led by experienced composer, performer and educator Dana Libonati, students learn the basic techniques and skills used in writing music and lyrics for their own popular songs. In addition to performing during the Performance Showcase toward the end of the camp session, they also have the opportunity to record their songs and can take part in one of the many talent shows at YMA. Songwriting students should be able to play basic chords on the piano and/or guitar.
This is one of our most popular programs and space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your place before it's full! Just head over to www.YMAinc.org to register.
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