As many organizations, the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is in need of updating and purchasing new instruments. Maestra Nan Washburn has been letting our students use her own instruments for quite some time, with the monies raised in this campaign, our young musicians will have access to instruments belonging to the Youth Orchestra to which they could use for more rehearsal time.
The Michigan Philharmonic subsidizes the funds for the youth orchestra in order to keep music education accessible to all. Our young musicians come from different backgrounds and social experiences; the youth orchestra is committed to enrich our young musicians with a diverse programming, enjoyable cultural and social experiences.
Music Education is a very important component of the Michigan Philharmonic organization and through varies collaborations with composers, musicians and community schools it has taken music to many children in our area. Music is fundamental for the integral development of any person. “Children are very excited when they see the instruments and our musicians visiting the schools” says Jane Libbing, our manager for the Youth Orchestra. It is an invaluable experience and indeed makes a difference in anyone’s life. Music is a universal language that knows no frontiers.