We are constantly looking for ways to engage musically with our community, and to make music widely accessible in the Greater Cleveland area. We are hoping to continue to grow a performance foundation and broaden the scope of our outreach by expanding our artist roster, playing in more venues, and hosting community outreach events for families to come listen and participate in fun music activities.
We also aim to empower underserved and disadvantaged communities through the medium of music. Our long-term goal is to create a sustainable and equitable music outreach education program throughout the Greater Cleveland area that bridges the divide between inequity and access. We want to provide children with the building blocks not just for music education, but also for self-expression, social-emotional learning, and self-confidence.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We are dedicated to empowering our community and being a part of the social-emotional learning experience. We believe that music has a very powerful impact on human development, and we know that music can provide an outlet for self-expression and creativity.
We also recognize that not everyone may want to sit through an hour-long concert, or play an instrument, or is interested in the genre of classical music. We are hopeful that our organization will make music more approachable and accessible so that everyone can enjoy it.
Why Did I Found YBTA?
Check out the "Our Team" page to meet our musicians!
"I founded this organization as a way to forge and strengthen connections to communities and a discovery of oneself through the medium of music and art. Music and my violin have always been the source of inspiration and comfort for me, and I hope to help supplement our younger generations with an additional creative outlet to express themselves."