YMI’s mission is to strengthen communities, support schools and families, and build life skills through music education and performance.

With the help of our community, YMI will grow to one day offer all Title 1 students in Albuquerque and the surrounding area the opportunity to be a part of this life-changing program.

Higher high school graduation rates
Higher grades
Increased cognitive functioning
Lower truancy rates
Decreased rates of classroom disciplinary events

We all know that music changes lives- but even we were amazed by these results!

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Launched in January of 2013, the Young Musician Initiative follows the lead of FESNOJIV, the Venezuelan youth orchestra foundation commonly referred to as “El Sistema,” which began in 1975 and has spread across the globe. For more info on El Sistema programs in the USA, visit elsistemausa.org.