YLJC is proud to announce our 2020 Summer Workshop – Online. Open to all ages, and students can join from anywhere in the world. We have an amazing faculty lined up and different attendance options to suit your interest. We are also offering scholarships so everyone can join – sign up today! LEARN MORE
Congratulations to YLJC’s New Soil Ensemble for taking the win in the High School Honors Ensemble category for the 43rd annual Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards! NEW SOIL ENSEMBLEInstructor – Gilbert Castellanos Nick Caldwell – Sax (Tenor)Brenda Greggio – PianoCarmen Murray – DrumsJohn Murray – BassAlvin Paige – Sax (Alto)Mateo Zamora – Trombone See all the winners […]
We are happy to announce that Connor Gilbert, bass player in our “Free For All” and “Blue Train” ensembles, will receive a Spotlight Award from the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Program. Connor is a junior at Mission Bay High School. Every year, San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and […]
We are proud to announce that 12-year-old conservatory student Taichi Okumura has been awarded first prize in the prestigious International Golden Classical Music contest and has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on November 1, 2020. Taichi plays alto sax in Rob Thorsen’s “Night Dreamers Ensemble” and attends Pacific Trail Middle School. Taichi is […]
We are thrilled to announce that our New Soil Ensemble, led by Gilbert Castellanos, has been selected to perform at the Monterey Jazz Fest this September! They are only one of two ensembles selected nation-wide to perform at this prestigious festival. They will perform on Sunday, September 27 on the North Coast Brewing Company Jazz […]
A HUGE congratulations to Nick Caldwell, a 13-year-old sax player in our program. He won DownBeat Magazine‘s award for Junior High School Honors Outstanding Performance, Tenor Saxophone! We are all so proud!