YEA Music (Youth Education in Arts) is excited to announce that $10,000 has been pledged to the YEA Music program in the way of MATCHING FUNDS. YEA is challenging the community to match these funds for YEA MUSIC MONEY MATCH ‘21.
This incredible $10,000 contribution comes by way of two sources. First, local supporter of the arts Andrew Fallat. Mr. Fallat, who lives in Port Townsend, was greatly influenced by music in his youth and is excited to provide similar opportunities to the young musicians of East Jefferson County. Our second source is from ‘Concerts in the Barn’, which sponsors a summer concert series bringing in world class musicians to their location in Quilcene. Concerts in the Barn is dedicated to helping develop our next generation of musicians here in Jefferson County.
YEA Music is looking for the community to help match this $10,000 in order to continue their mission of providing music outreach to the Youth of East Jefferson County. Donations can be made at YEAMusic.org or by mail to: PO Box 1471, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
This amount will allow youth programming, and in particular, summer music camps for area youths. This popular program services nearly 200 students over the summer months. Students from ages 10-17 from all around East Jefferson County participate in the music programs working with local music coaches. Students come from all parts of East Jefferson County regardless of background. Camps are affordable for all students and often provide musical instruments for those most in need. YEA Music also provides individual music lessons and coaching throughout the year including supporting local school music programs.
This summer, YEA will be partnering with Concerts in the Barn to bring an additional summer camp for area music students which will focus specifically on Chamber Music. This camp will be held the week of June 27th to July 2nd and will feature coaches from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. This camp will be the beginning of a great partnership between YEA Music and Concerts in the Barn to provide affordable access to world class chamber music and musicians.
YEA Music (Youth Education in the Arts) is a 501c3 organization in East Jefferson County which is a member of the El Sistema USA organization. The YEA mission is to provide the youth of East Jefferson County with musical opportunities including instruments, instruction and performances. YEA is currently working to develop and support an East Jefferson Symphony Orchestra for HS music students in the area. This would be a partnership with the Port Townsend and Chimacum School Districts.