Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes New Affiliate in Lubbock, TX

December 13, 2022 |
YA welcomes YAL


New York, New York—Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences), the nation’s largest arts in education network, is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Lubbock (YAL), based in Lubbock, TX.  

YAL, which operates in partnership with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, specializes in intervention-based music education that unlocks pathways for learning and connects music to every aspect of life. It partners with school districts, administrators, and educators to recognize and identify youth who require intervention. Currently, YAL teaching artists reach over 700 students across ten elementary schools in Lubbock Independent School District. 

YAL’s programming brings fresh perspectives to academic subjects and incorporates musical learning techniques to address retention, test scores, brain development, and problem-solving skills. Classroom lesson plans uphold the standard for educational excellence required by both the National Standards for Music Education and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). YAL also employs data-driven strategies to monitor program performance and effectiveness, aiming to make a quantifiable difference while fostering a love of learning through music. Through the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, YAL offers school concerts, family concerts, and chamber ensemble outreach.  

“YAL believes that all young people deserve access to quality arts education and enriching cultural arts experiences,” says YAL Executive Director Kea Beasley. “We also believe in the power of music to change lives, and our affiliation with the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network will help us better serve our youth and continue to transform lives across our region.”   

To learn more about YAL, please contact Kea Beasley at

About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the nation’s largest art in education network, serving more than 5 million young people each year. Young Audiences works to support its diverse network of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. Learn more about Young Audiences and its mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts at

Lauren Altschuler
Young Audiences Arts for Learning