Tuesday, July 14
10 – 11 a.m.
The history of Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is a story of a compelling mission, dedication, and hard work. The organization was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children.
Initially renting space at the Lake Forest Country Day School, MYA is now housed in the beautifully transformed Old Stockade Building at Fort Sheridan and has grown into the premier music ensemble program in the nation. MYA graduates are accepted into the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges in the country.
MYA reaches more than 1,000 students from more than 74 cities in the metropolitan Chicago area, with students ranging in age from 2nd through 12th grades. In 2011, early childhood development classes were added to introduce toddlers and their families to the joys of music and movement.
MYA makes a difference in the lives of its students, their families, and their communities by encouraging camaraderie, respect, and hard work, as well as dedication to the pursuit of excellence.
Following the concert, please stay for a tour of the Sensory Garden, and an introduction to horticultural therapy with the Garden’s director of horticultural therapy, Barb Kreski.