Conductor Dana Zimbric, Dr. Jeff Nevin and Southwestern College's Mariachi Garibaldi were featured on CBS8 San Diego - Morning News promoting "La Música de Mexico". WATCH VIDEO
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We were thrilled to receive a proclamation from Malik Thornton from the office of San Diego City Councilmember Stephen Whitburn at our 30th Anniversary Gala declaring 10/2/22 as “Classics 4 Kids Day” in the City of San Diego! Classics 4 Kids Day Presented by Councilmember Stephen Whitburn October 2nd, 2022 WHEREAS, Classics 4 Kids was founded to inspire children through the experience of live music, generating creativity, academic success, and cultural understanding through professional orchestra concerts. WHEREAS, The nonprofit serves all students, teachers, and families with priority access to low-income and disadvantaged youth to further academic advancement, personal growth, and creativity. [...]
We are honored to be listed among the finalists for the San Diego Business Journal's 2022 Nonprofit Awards Organizations of the Year!
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Classics 4 Kids' Gala was covered by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Style & Society page! Read the full article.
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