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Friends of Note


We invite you to join our new initiative by becoming a Friend of Note🎵. Founded by our long-term advocate, Mimi Lee, the Friends of Note🎵 will support and sustain classical music education in San Diego County on an annual basis. In alignment with Mimi’s vision, you can empower under-resourced students through music at these levels: Level # Students Reached # Classes Reached Amount Member 60 2 $300 Sustaining Member 120 4 $600 Patron 180 6 $900 Legacy 240 8 $1,200 Premier Legacy 300+ 10+ $1,500+ In recognition of your commitment, all Friends of Note🎵 will receive special benefits, including acknowledgment at [...]

Friends of Note2024-05-08T16:29:19-07:00

Meet Conductor Dana Zimbric


Dana Zimbric has been benefitting children throughout San Diego County with music education since 2003. This classically-trained conductor is on a mission to make classical music relevant, engaging and accessible for today’s audiences. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music and a Master’s of Music in Orchestral Conducting. In a competitive field that severely lacks women in leadership positions, she is paving the way for future female conductors. In addition to her work with Classics 4 Kids, she holds positions as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra in Temecula and Staff Conductor with Golden State Ballet. She is also a [...]

Meet Conductor Dana Zimbric2024-03-14T17:30:52-07:00

“Danza Cubana” Links


Please Note: This video is ONLY available from April 11 to May 10, 2024. YOUTUBE LINK: Danza Cubana 2024 Enrichment Packet: C4K YOUTUBE Danza Cubana Educational Packet 2024 How to turn on/off English or Spanish closed-captions: At the bottom-center-right of the video, click the "CC" button to turn closed-captions on or off. Click the "Settings" button (shaped like a gear) next to it, click the "Subtitles/CC" option, and select English or Spanish captions. Optional Zoom Broadcast: If you are unable to stream YouTube in your classroom, please email chuber@classics4kids.org to arrange a private Zoom broadcast to take place before May [...]

“Danza Cubana” Links2024-04-11T10:29:27-07:00

2023: Year in Review – Impacting 38,000 Lives!


As we reflect on 2023, we wanted to share our accomplishments in providing equitable access to music education. In 2023, we: Reached 38,061 students with our virtual and in-person programming, with 66% from low-income schools. Served 251 schools throughout the nation, with 161 of these schools qualifying as Title 1 (low-income). Enabled access to our concerts with 90 bus scholarships for low-income schools. Employed 86 professional artists. Provided invaluable opportunities for 53 talented students from San Diego public schools to perform with the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra. Volunteer docents served 48 schools with pre-concert classroom visits, reaching 4,012 students and 174 teachers. [...]

2023: Year in Review – Impacting 38,000 Lives!2023-12-08T09:20:44-08:00

San Diego Foundation’s Impact Video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9d7ZGhKZck&t=2s San Diego Foundation recently posted this video about how Classics 4 Kids utilized funding from the Jay Kahn Endowment Fund to impact low-income students throughout San Diego. Their astounding surprise donation enabled us to expand programming to the Joan B. Kroc Theatre for the first time in November. This inclusive location enables access to schools from high-poverty neighborhoods located in the San Diego Promise Zone. The expansion increased access to our programming for students from low-income schools by 16%, comprising 84% of our audience during November's performances of The Conductor's Spellbook. Read their full blog post. [...]

San Diego Foundation’s Impact Video2023-12-05T12:05:41-08:00

2023 Gala Sponsorships Available


Would you or your company like to be a sponsor of the Classics 4 Kids Gala? Click here to learn more about the promotion opportunities we offer at a variety of giving levels: Sponsorship Package 2023

2023 Gala Sponsorships Available2023-08-15T10:33:28-07:00

Our Impact in 2022/2023


This Academic Year, we: Expanded our outreach to new school districts throughout the nation with our Virtual Concert: Ferdinand the Bull with the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, with over 24,000 students registered to view it and 962 views. Partnered with Mariachi Garibaldi, actor Yurel Echezarreta, classical guitarist Fred Benedetti, The Living Coast Discovery Center, and Crown Point Junior Music Academy to bring three concerts to the historic Balboa Theatre. Bolstered the arts industry by employing 20 professional orchestra musicians and 40 guest artists/educators. 14 classroom docents and 21 concert ushers generously volunteered a total of 233.5 hours. With the average value [...]

Our Impact in 2022/20232023-06-15T16:19:56-07:00
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