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Classics 4 Kids Receives Gift from Jay Kahn Endowment Fund


We are thrilled to be among the first recipients of a surprise $150,000 gift from local entrepreneur and musician Jay Kahn's transformative Endowment Fund of $100 million! Conductor Zimbric (far right, above) had no idea it was going to happen! San Diego Foundation surprised 10 music education nonprofits providing vital access to underserved communities. What an honor to continue Kahn’s legacy among these meaningful San Diego nonprofits. Enjoy the full version of this amazing story about the legacy of Jay Kahn and his incredible gift to the San Diego region: Read the Article Classics 4 Kids looks forward to improving even more [...]

Classics 4 Kids Receives Gift from Jay Kahn Endowment Fund2023-02-09T12:51:28-08:00

Thank you Cox Communications!


Classics 4 Kids is a proud recipient of the 2022 Cox Charities Community Grant. This funding will support our May concerts: Nature's Music. We appreciate your generosity and support of music education in San Diego County!

Thank you Cox Communications!2022-11-30T12:57:29-08:00

“Classics 4 Kids Day” in the City of San Diego: 10/2/22!


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. [...]

“Classics 4 Kids Day” in the City of San Diego: 10/2/22!2022-11-16T11:00:41-08:00

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
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