Santa Rosa Symphony Institute For Music Education

Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education

The Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education has been widely recognized for having one of the most comprehensive music education programs in California, serving educators, families and nearly 30,000 students annually. Integrated programs are designed for K-12 young people beginning

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Simply Strings


Program description

Inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela’s acclaimed, social-action music network, Simply Strings develops musical excellence and promotes social engagement. Beginning in first grade, children in this program receive daily, intensive ensemble instruction two hours a day, five days a week after school. The program is based at Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School in the Roseland School District.



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Program Detail

Program type: School Site After School Programming
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05
Bilingual: No


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Criminal background check(s) available: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes