Elementary School Programming
Elementary School Programming is the beginning of the Music Education Center trajectory. The programs provide free weekly lessons and instruments to approximately 140 young musicians. The lessons occur in groups of 3-6 students and are divided into levels. This program gives musical training to many students that would not have otherwise considered taking up an instrument. The Music Education Center works with the school districts to guide and ensure that a need is met that cannot be filled by district funding. It is the goal of the Elementary School Programming that students will join the Santa Barbara Junior Orchestra and begin to move through the Music Education Center continuum.
The Music Education Center supports 3 programs which are currently operating in the Goleta, Hope and Santa Barbara school districts.
Goleta Union School District String Workshops
Hope School District Workshops
BRAVO! program in Santa Barbara Unified School District
The Music Education Center began working with the Santa Barbara Unified School District in 2016 in administering the BRAVO! after school music program. This distrcit-wide program provides free weekly afterschool music instruction to approximately 230 SBUSD students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
Education Programs Manager