CREATIVE EDU & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

I am very excited (and in awe) to have been offered the opportunity to begin a new journey in NYC, managing the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composer’s program alongside the brilliance and magic that is Program Founder and Artistic Director, Jon Deak.

About the Very Young Composers Program:

Very Young Composers (VYC) was developed by noted composer and former Associate Principal Bass, Jon Deak, to answer the question, “what is children’s music?” Working with Mr. Deak and Philharmonic Teaching Artists, public school children, with limited musical background, to compose their very own music for Philharmonic musicians to play – often for the full Orchestra. Students make every compositional decision and write every note, with Teaching Artists serving as mentors and scribes. VYC demonstrates children’s innate creativity, and provides a glimpse of the future of classical music.