Youth Music Experience (yme)

HOW WE PROMOTE excellence and understanding in music to serve the youth of our area and beyond

  • In-school concerts hosted by Glacier Symphony Orchestra musicians and guest artist demonstrations (Wild About Music “WAM”)
  • Complimentary tickets in select tiers for students in grades K – 12 to our MasterWorks concerts
  • Performance opportunities with the Glacier Symphony Orchestra
  • Master classes with guest artists and Glacier Symphony Orchestra musicians
  • Scholarships for students wishing to study music
  • Our music camp for students, Camp Festival Amadeus, hosted during Montana’s only week-long classical music festival, Festival Amadeus, in conjunction with North Valley Music School
  • Instrument petting zoos
  • Our monthly digital newsletter Etude distributed to schools and teachers throughout Northwest Montana containing video performances and interviews, topics of interest in music history and theory, and fun musical games
  • Online music education – video performances and interviews and research topics on our website (see below)

This is awesome.  Thank you so much for putting this together.

– Anita, Music educator

Congratulations on what looks like an amazing resource for teachers! Great work!

– Hank, Music educator

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YME Monthly Newsletter

Click HERE to access our current monthly YME newsletter Etude

YME Videos

Enjoy this informative interview with Maestro Zoltek and our principal flutist, Beth Pirrie, full of insights into her musical journey and her instrument!

Maestro John Zoltek interviews international award-winning pianist, Rodolfo Leone. Following the interview he plays a solo recital of Chopin and Beethoven recorded for a digital WAM experience!

Get to know internationally acclaimed violinist Kinga Augustyn in her fascinating interview hosted by Maestro Zoltek

And enjoy her WAM concert programmed especially for and presented to youth in the Flathead Valley. You’ll get to hear her 200 year-old violin played solo in the hands of a masterful artist!

And if you really want to be “wowed”, here is her encore from our Viol Idyll concert performance in October, 2020, the Caprice in a minor by virtuoso violinist and composer, Niccolo Paginini!

Percussionist Jeremy Reinbolt sits with Maestro John Zoltek in an interview about his path from child actor to percussionist/composer, and we’re treated to his arrangement of Gershwin’s Three Preludes for percussion and orchestra!

YME Educational Tools


J.S. Bach WordSearch Puzzle