The project is inspired by Jon Deak. He created the concept and has been directing the Very Young Composers Project for the New York Philharmonic and at international sites for over 20 years.
Past and present teachers in the project are Sandy Weyers, Schuyler Pietz, Emily Kiefer, Alli Gostomski, and Jeanette Colombe, veteran elementary school music teachers in the Stevens Point Area Public School District.
The program directors are Myles Boothroyd (UWSP Music Department faculty), Alexandria Mueller, and Robert Rosen (Professor Emeritus of the UWSP Music Department). UWSP music faculty, Stacey Berk, will also assist with the project.
UWSP Music majors will provide assistance by functioning as Teaching Artists under the guidance of the project leaders.