Music in the Mountains young composers sing in concert Saturday in Grass Valley |

Music in the Mountains young composers sing in concert Saturday in Grass Valley

Eighteen brand new vocal compositions will be premiered at 7 p.m. Saturday at a concert at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St, Grass Valley.

Students in Music in the Mountains Young Composers Project have set music to text from poets such as Shel Silverstein, Lord Tennyson, Robert Frost, Rumi, Maya Angelou — and many more.

These works will feature some of Nevada County’s finest musicians.

MIM is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and connect people of all ages through extraordinary musical performances, community engagement and music education.

YCP is a flagship education program for MIM that has been the subject of several PBS documentaries.

Student ages range from 15-21.

Unprecedented in its scope, the curriculum covers theory, harmony, history, listening, visiting musicians, conducting, public speaking, dictation, software notation, rehearsals/performance and yes, composition.

“This class is an incredible opportunity for talented student musicians to learn more about music through music composition,” says Mark Vance, MIM Education Coordinator.

“The chance to compose, notate music and have it performed professionally…,” he adds. “I would have given my right arm for a program like this when I was a teenager.”

For tickets or more information, please call MIM at 530 265-6173 or visit

Adults $10. Students free.

Reception immediately following the concert.

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