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New for 2014: Very Young Composers, June 9-14 
The Youth Foundation is pleased to host the Very Young Composers (VYC) workshop for the first time this summer. The Very Young Composers program has been offered the Vail Valley for the past eight years. Very Young Composers allows Students with little or no musical background learn to create, notate, and hear their very own music performed by professional musicians. Children of all backgrounds and musical experience are welcome. VYC will conclude with concerts, featuring each student piece, on Saturday, June 14.

Very Young Composers- Information Sheet 
Very Young Composers- Registration Form- English 
Very Young Composers- Registration Form- Spanish

For more information contact Jessica Chen at or 970.748.5989

About the Youth Foundation's First Notes Program
First Notes is a music education program inspired by Venezuela’s network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema. First Notes began in the Vail Valley in 2009, serving second graders at Avon Elementary School. In the 2013-2014 school year, First Notes served one hundred and twenty second-fifth graders at Avon Elementary School and Homestake Peak School. First Notes meets several days a week as part of The Youth Foundation’s PwrHrs after-school programming. First Notes provides a safe and nurturing environment to build self-esteem and positive social behavior by using music as a vehicle for social change.