The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony

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The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony
Elizabeth Tirado
HSM/270
5/14/2011
Arin Norris

The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony
Overview of the Program
The Santa Rosa Symphony was founded in 1927 with 35 musicians playing at the local Elks Club. In October of 1994, the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony (SRPYS) was formed. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony has been providing musical training and performance opportunities for young musicians, ranging from ages as young as nine to 23. For over 50 years. The education programs of the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Symphony are made possible by the many committed people to ensuring music is available to the young people of Sonoma County. The mission of the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony is to inspire the residents with finest musical performances and educational program while maintaining organizational strength, fiscal responsibility and community service. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony Outreach Program includes; free concerts for the youth of the community, bringing music to elementary schools that do not have a music program, and performing for the elderly who might not have the ability to leave their homes to attend concerts. Music can have a huge impact on a child’s future and can help to improve their self-esteem and leadership skills. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony educates and helps young musicians improve on their skills which enable them to achieve their highest potential and appreciation for classical music. The auditions for the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony are held every year in June. Many young musicians participate, but few are accepted into the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony. Those students that are accepted face a challenging and difficult repertoire. Excellence in leadership is rewarded with scholarships. The young musician that is accepted will obtain lessons on professionalism, education, and integrity The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony

that will continue even after the student’s completion of the music program. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony along with local and regional music and arts organizations show in a planned effort the importance of music and arts in all levels of education and government. Finding Your Target Population

The target population of the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony is the young musician who live in the Santa Rosa county; especially those who have musical experience. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony is a non-profit, performing arts, community based organization. The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony relies on donor support to fund and maintain its musical, educational, and community programs. The National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Sonoma County Advertising Fund, and the City of Santa Rosa are among the donors of the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony. Local businesses can show their support by contributing flyers and posting concert performances. Needs and Assessments

The central focus of the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony is to inspire young musicians to appreciate the musical arts, develop self-esteem and leadership qualities, enrich the quality of life for the Santa Rosa community, and form bonds with fellow students and staff members that may last a lifetime. The youth of the community has the opportunity to be supported by not only the faculty, but the facility, which allows the youth to achieve their dreams. Both qualitative and quantitative methods show where the program needs improving, what the program is doing to make the improvements, and input on what the stakeholders expectation are for the program.

The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony
Whether the organization is for profit or non-profit, large or small funding is always a problem. To overcome the dilemma of funding, the Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony relies on donor...
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