San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Community Opus Project: Phase Two Report 2015-2017
SDYS is now at the forefront of the national cause for music education. The newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act affirms schools must provide a well-rounded curriculum. After years without, districts are turning to SDYS for support and guidance with the restoration of quality music instruction in their schools. SDYS is transforming the dynamic between nonprofits and schools by showing the way as a capacity partner instead of simply being a program provider. Nonprofit and education leaders across California and the United States are learning from the success of the Community Opus Project.
This report outlines the successes of the San Francisco Youth Symphony's programming and highlights several statistics from their second phase.