This video premiered at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory's Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser. The video gives an overview of how and why SDYS strives to make music education accessible and affordable for all through the Community Opus Project and the SDYS Balboa Park Programs. Learn more about the San Diego Youth Symphony at www.sdys.org
Learn more about Community Opus Project at www.sdys.org/community-opus-project
About San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, and serves over 600 students annually in ten ensembles from its home in Balboa Park. Skill levels range from beginner to pre-professional, with participating students ages 8 to 25.
In addition to its Balboa Park programs, SDYS launched the Community Opus Project in 2010 as a strategy to demonstrate the many benefits of music education, build support for music in the community, and convince school districts to provide music as part of students' regular curriculum. It was so successful that within only three years, the Chula Vista Elementary School District committed to providing music education to all of its students and with the assistance of SDYS will begin phasing in school day music in the upcoming school year.
For more information about the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory or to make a donation, please contact us at 619.233.3232 or visit us at www.sdys.org.