The first annual “Take the Stage” youth music workshops and concerts event was an amazing experience for youth, their parents, and the community. The event kicked off with a Friday noon picnic and concert by a group of talented young musicians from the Wasatch Music Coaching Academy. Next, workshop participants ages 18 and younger divided into small groups including vocals, strings, keyboard, drums, and flute. Youth spent the afternoon learning new techniques and practicing with skilled music coaches from Wasatch Music Coaching Academy along with local violin instructor Lynsey Shelar and Wayne County’s new music school teacher Taylor Malmrose.
Saturday was spent with group rehearsals. Local youth were teamed with young people from the SLC area as well as young musicians from California and Colorado. Many participants commented that teaming with other youth was a highlight of the experience.
In the evening, the workshop participants along with the Wasatch youth presented a concert featuring a wide range of musical styles. The enthusiastic crowd cheered for all the young musicians. After introducing all of the youth, the concert concluded with a performance by the Wasatch Music Coaching Academy youth.
Thanks to the Entrada Institute and Wasatch Music Coaching Academy for co-sponsoring the event. Special thanks to the Torrey/Teasdale LDS church for providing workshop practice rooms. Finally, thanks to all the youth, parents, and volunteers who made the weekend such as success. We look forward to making this youth music experience an annual event.
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