8/17/2007 [Corporate]Rising Young Artists Performed Their Original Compositions at Biola University in La Mirada, California
Students, teachers and staff at the Yamaha Young Musicians Camp preceding the concert.
"The energy and enthusiasm exhibited by students and teachers at the Camp and Concert was inspiring," said Mike Morrell, Yamaha Music Education Systems (YMES) Manager. "The outstanding performances of the students reaffirmed the strength of the Yamaha method and the high quality musical education received by students in the Yamaha Music Education System."
Eight-year-old Isaac Quinones performing his original composition, "Where is DuPont Circle," at the Yamaha Young Musicians Concert.
"The aim of Yamaha Music School activities in the U.S. and around the world is to promote an appreciation of the value of music to our culture and to foster life long active music participation by individuals everywhere," said Morrell. "The music camp, the Young Musicians Concert and other such YMES activities have proven to be very effective tools for accomplishing this objective."
The Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) enables children all over the world to study under one Yamaha music method, using the same textbooks and following the same curriculum, ultimately promoting a new international musical generation. The program is geared toward enabling students to express themselves through musical composition and offers five different music courses for children. Most classes are held weekly, covering everything from listening skills to keyboard performance. Private lessons are offered as well. Five million students have graduated, including many professional musicians, since its inception 50 years ago.