Donors Make the Arts Come Alive in Solano

Solano Arts and Community Development Association 

Young Artists Conservatory of Music receives operational funding to support the development of the arts and public participation in the arts.  We engage 1800 children a week.

Solano Arts and Community Development Association

Living Arts for the Art of Living

At YACM, we believe learning a performing art is much than performing.  Everyday our team trains young people to pursue their potential. We know everyone is born with the potential to express themselves with intellect, creativity, and empathy. Today more than ever, the arts have the power to develop human well-being in way that empowers personal excellence, resilience, critical thinking, and healthy self-confidence.  

Your donation does much more than support the Performing Arts.  At YACM, your donation enables the LIVING  ARTS.  When over the course of several years, a child learns to decode music, recognize and appreciate beauty, express himself with significance and meaning, and invite the contributions of others that child is thriving in the ART of LIVING. 

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Join and Build a Sound Future

Be a Member at Large

Friends and Family 
Dress Circle
Directors Circle
Legacy Members
$25mo. | $300 yr.
$50mo. | $600 yr.
$100mo. | $1200 yr.
Bronze    $1500.00
Silver       $2500.00
Gold        $5000.00
Platinum    $10000.00

Our Mission

In 2005, Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) was founded on the conviction that the arts provide the greatest means to develop human potential and social cohesion.  As Solano’s foremost arts education organization, we invest in the unlimited potential of youth through exceptional arts education and significant performance experiences. Across a broad demographic spectrum of youth, YACM coordinates resources designed to cultivate musical talent by nurturing diligence, confidence, creativity, and resilience in young people, while promoting regional participation in the arts. 

Now More than Ever,

The Development of Young People Matters! 

Covid-19 threatens the very fabric of what it means to flourish as a person. The challenge of learning unlocks human potential in relationship with others.  As children face continued isolation and distance learning they lose access to the feedback they need to develop the ability to focus, concentrate, lend attention or the sense other peoples' attitudes.  The latent or absent feedback from asynchronous and distance learning earning isolates children during a time in their development when stimulation from immediate feedback is most important. 

Music and the performing arts have shown to offer the greatest means for learning and the development of creative and confident adults. Children's minds need to learn how to find comfort in reading unspoken signals and decoding authentic human interactions by engaging in activities that nurture empathic abilities. 

As YACM re-opens its Covid-Compliant lessons and classes, we face many financial challenges resulting from the loss of funding source including resulting from ticket sales, fundraisers, and public school programs.  

Today, funding is needed to support programs and social distanced class space.  

Become a School Patron in support of the school of your choice: 

School of Piano:   $20,000.00

School of Strings: $20,000.00

School of Voice:   $20,000.00

School of Winds:  $  5,000.00

School of Guitar:  $  5,000.00

School of Percussion:  $5,000.00

To Learn More, contact Kevin Phillips at


YACM aims to train the most musically proficient and well-rounded successful young people in the region.

Founded in 2005 from a 70 student music studio,  the Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) under the artistic direction of Wanda Cook, now oversees 3 Divisions of multiple programs with over 1800 student artists a year from all over Solano County. YACM offers entry level to advanced musical education and presents more than 30 performance events a year.  


We believe what studies have now proven:  that is every child is born musically talented, but not every child has the opportunity to explore their great potential.  YACM exists to bring some of the best music educators and directors to inspire young people to recognize and pursue their creative potential.  


Through time-honored traditions our music programs are designed to bridge music, academic, and emotional growth by teaching musical skill, social ethics and problem-solving. In doing so, YACM students have shown to gain LISTENING SKILLS, FOCUS, RESILIENCE, TEAMWORK, SELF-CONFIDENCE.  


As a Solano based non-profit, YACM aims to reach across an broad demographic spectrum of youth to cultivate musical talent, promote a love for music, advance community, and increase the capacity for a lifetime of success. Participation in YACM is powerful and enriching experience. It helps to develop well-rounded, confident students with impressive resume’s and contributes to rewards in college and career. Many alumni go on to study and contribute as professional musicians. Many alumni continue their music in some fashion while successfully pursuing other careers. 


Most importantly, YACM is a community of like-minded donors, families and young artist musicians, vocalists and actors who value the camaraderie, value-based friendships and accumulate memories and skills to last a lifetime.