Young Musicians – Evanston

Aug 27, 2012

Young Musicians Inc. is the premier non-profit arts-presenting organization in Southwest Wyoming.  Its mission is to present year-long arts and cultural programming in Evanston and Uinta County, provide outstanding and unique educational and performance opportunities to music students of all ages and ability levels, and to make music and the arts a higher priority in public school systems.

Located in Evanston, and founded in 1995 by Executive Director Carolee Bowen, Young Musicians got its start with $50 and some very dedicated volunteers invested in creating special educational opportunities with visiting professional musicians for Evanston students.

Today, the organization has grown to present five major programs each year, with a cumulative attendance of approximately eight-thousand participants.

The Uinta County Concert Seriestakes place each year January through May and consists of seven professional ensembles that perform in concert and offer an educational outreach component in the community.

Specialists in the Schools Projectalso operates January through May, and brings in visiting professional artists that present educational outreach to schools and area organizations.

In March,Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival provides entertainment and education about Celtic music and cultures to festival goers. (See

April brings the Young Musicians’ Festival - a solo and ensemble festival that includes educational workshops with visiting artists as well as an opportunity for the most outstanding school-aged students to perform in an Honors Concert. 

The Music, Arts, & Theatre(MAT) Camp is held near the end of July each year, and offers over one-hundred forty classes per day in world music, instrumental ensembles/technique, voice, theatre, dance, technology, visual arts, and more, taught by a professional visiting faculty of more than thirty members. The week culminates with a professional faculty concert and student ensemble performances. 

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