Young Musicians Education Program (YMEP)
The Spokane Symphony’s longest standing education program brings musicians to the students. Three violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a bassist visit all of the secondary schools in the Spokane Public School and Mead Districts. The musicians work with classrooms and often time one-on-one with students for a total of 344 school visits throughout the year.
The Spokane Public School District and the Mead School District contribute half of the cost of producing YMEP.
The YMEP program is such an excellent way for all my students to encounter musical teachers who are working professionals. The students enjoy the specialized attention with visitors, receive help on their instruments and orchestra music that I can’t give them, and I enjoy the deeper work in orchestra that we can achieve because of this program.
Mari Kellogg, M. Mus.
Director of Orchestras
Lewis & Clark High School