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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Director of Education and Community Engagement
San Diego Symphony
High school and college students are invited to attend a rehearsal of a Jacobs Masterworks concert. Offered free of charge, Open Rehearsals offer students and teachers an exciting and unique opportunity to see how musicians work together to create the highest quality artistic experience. It is recommended that groups stay for just the first part of the rehearsal, which is usually about 90 minutes. Click HERE for the schedule of 2014-15 Open Rehearsals.
Advocates for Classical Music (AFCM) offer docent visits at your school site approximately two weeks before your concert date. These 30-45 minute presentations are fun and informative, extending the educational value of the Young People's Concert. Typical visits include one or two volunteers who will introduce your students to the instrumental families of the orchestra, engage them in fun listening activities using the music you’ll hear on the concert and discuss concert manners. Docents also provide teachers with a recording of the music and a curriculum guide for additional instruction. Docent visits are offered free of charge to all schools attending the YPCs. To request a docent for your class, check the appropriate box on the YPC reservation form or email AFCM's Vice President of Education, Aveline von Ehrenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRANSPORTATION TO CONCERTS
San Diego Symphony currently has a fund to help Title 1 schools in San Diego County with transportation to our Young People's Concerts. If your school needs this assistance, let us know by checking the appropriate box on the reservation form. Please note: Because the Symphony wants to assist as many schools as possible with limited funds, our policy is to help either with the cost of transportation or the cost of tickets. Funding is given on a first come, first served basis.
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The San Diego Symphony has a commitment to reaching all segments of our very diverse community. In the 2013-14 season, the San Diego Symphony presented 36 concerts and more than 200 related events, reaching more than 60,000 students from pre-school through adult. Our programs are comprehensive in their content and address California State Learning Standards in music and other subjects. San Diego Symphony musicians take an active role in developing and presenting our programs, making symphonic music exciting and accessible to all.