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Our Impact in 2021/2022


This Academic Year, we: Expanded our outreach to new school districts throughout the nation with our Virtual Concert: Art + Science = Violin with the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra. Welcomed 2,946 San Diego County students back into the historic Balboa Theatre with our “Journey Into Jazz’ concerts with the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Lions Jazz Conservatory and narrator Yurel Echezaretta. Conducted 244 virtual Meet & Greet programs (FOR FREE!) for 6,140 students. Held 22 assemblies on campuses throughout San Diego County serving 2,717 people.

Our Impact in 2021/20222022-08-11T14:03:08-07:00

Meet Our 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 [...]

Meet Our Conductor: Dana Zimbric2022-02-08T14:24:03-08:00

Internship Opportunity: Music Education Program


Objectives:  Classics 4 Kids is looking for a Music Education Program Intern to help support the organization’s educational virtual Meet & Greets, in-school assemblies, docent trainings, theatre concerts and other program related activities. The Program Intern will work under the direction of the Artistic Director and will assist in the areas of workshop set-up/breakdown, backstage concert support, program support (research, media creation), orchestra music library, and more. Skill Set Required: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong interest in gaining experience in the area of music education for elementary students. Musical background and ability to [...]

Internship Opportunity: Music Education Program2022-01-07T09:51:42-08:00

Kiran Shelat – Finalist in San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards


We congratulate our Executive Director, Kiran Shelat, for her accomplishment as a finalist for San Diego Magazine's Celebrating Women Awards in the Nonprofit Visionary Category! Her dedication and leadership make our impactful programming possible. Winners announced on 11/16!

Kiran Shelat – Finalist in San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards2021-10-25T14:37:34-07:00

Dana Zimbric to Conduct 5 Shows of Golden State Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”


A HOLIDAY CLASSIC FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE NUTCRACKER | December 16 - 23, 2021 San Diego Civic Theatre WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA FROM THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY Golden State Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER at the Civic Theatre. Dazzling scenery and costumes set the stage for Jared Nelson’s brilliant choreography telling the beloved holiday tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, all danced to live music from musicians of the renowned San Diego Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Classics 4 Kids' Artistic Director, Dana Zimbric, will conduct the symphony in 5 shows! TICKETS

Dana Zimbric to Conduct 5 Shows of Golden State Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”2021-10-22T08:36:27-07:00


I am very excited to begin my 18th season with Classics 4 Kids! After all we have been through, in 2021 it is clear that arts education has never been needed more. Our children, teachers, and families have suffered a great deal of loss, but programs like C4K's help heal and inspire our community. This season will be special - we will continue our amazing virtual programs while planning a safe return to live, in-person concerts. Special thanks to our amazing C4K staff team, board, musicians, partners, and donors for your continued commitment! Together we will make this one of our [...]

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