UC Berkeley

For General Support Of The Young Musicians Program

  • Amount
    $675,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2008
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Young Musicians Program (YMP) at the University of California at Berkeley provides youth from low-income families from around the Bay Area with year-round musical instruction from the region’s leading classical, jazz and musical theater teachers. The YMP program provides scholarships for all 90 of the 10-18 year old students who attend weekly classes and a seven-week summer-camp. Founded in 1968, the caliber of YMP’s musical education has improved rapidly since Executive Director Daisy Newman began her tenure in2005 and Ms. Newman has also increased the scope of services that YMP provides. Each student not only receives individual coaching and an opportunity to play in jazz ensembles and chamber groups but YMP also gives the kids academic tutoring, preparation for SAT exams and college conservatory auditions, access to psychological counseling and bus fare too. In the previous grant period each one of YMP’s graduating seniors received an offer of admission to college and most received significant or full-scholarship packages. With renewed support YMP will pay professional fees to 50 music and academic instructors, increase the stock of instruments and enhance wrap around social services for each student.
About the Grantee
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Address
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