In the fall of 2008, American Heritage School, under the leadership of Principal Grant Beckwith, became the new sponsor and parent organization of the Lyceum Youth Orchestras Program. The support of this exemplary institution with 50+ year tradition of academic excellence and community leadership has opened many doors for young musicians across the state including access to acclaimed guest artists, construction of a state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording facility, and a team of tireless staff to help with the thousands of particulars that go into making this program such a success.

American Heritage School exists for the purpose of serving parents in assisting in developing the minds, the hearts, and the bodies of students in order that they may:

  1. Be useful in the hands of the Lord in building the kingdom of God on earth;
  2. Increase faith in and knowledge of the Plan of Salvation;
  3. Develop a love, understanding and appreciation for America and the founding fathers;
  4. Develop the basic academic knowledge and skills necessary to be able to make self-education a life-long pursuit;
  5. Learn to reason and discern between right and wrong, truth and error;
  6. Develop character and self-discipline of mind and body; and
  7. Conduct themselves in all aspects of life as Christians.

For more information regarding American Heritage School, its mission, entrance to the school, or the Lyceum Orchestra Program please visit