The Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin has been awarded a grant form the National Endowment for the Arts to support the class of 2019. This grant serves as additional validation of the quality and unique character of the program. This is the third time the VYC program has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The VYC Seminar/Workshop was held the last weekend of October. Jon Deak who created the VYC program through the New York Philharmonic https://nyphil.org/education/learning-communities/very-young-composersjoined us to help prepare our volunteer Teaching Artists for the VYC class in January. The Teaching Artists are all music majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Here are some images from the sessions.
Teaching Artists, Jon Deak (3rd from left), and VYC staff.
Brian Cyr models an "Instrument Interview."
Teaching Artists participating in group exercises.
Jon Deak modeling the scribing process.
The results of an exercise to encourage musical details.