Music in the Mountains to offer free youth classes – The Union of Grass Valley


Music in the Mountains (MIM) will be offering two live opportunities for young people to explore music during our SummerFest Season 2021. Beginning Tuesday, June 15, MIM will present their SummerFest Music Academy instrumental music camp for players with a year or more experience with an instrument, as well as their Music for Young Minds camp for ages K – 5th grade with no previous music experience necessary.

Classes will take place at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts, 214 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Enrollment is limited and students will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis.

To enroll your child in either of our classes, please complete a Registration Form that you can access at the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Marge Shasberger, our Education Programs Manager at

SummerFest Music Academy: Instrumental Camp

For our older musicians – ages 12 to 20 (younger musicians may be accepted upon recommendation from their teacher) — MIM is offering a live two week, six session music camp under the direction of our Youth Orchestra Directors Richard Altenbach and Shannon Devir. Classes will meet 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, June 15 through 17 and 22 through 24. There will be small group instruction, some fun learning activities and games, snacks, and a chance to work together in a large ensemble.

On Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to noon of the first week there will