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Institute for Music Education COVID Response

2022-2023 Season

The Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education, with innovation and imagination, continues to seek ways to engage young people with the healing power of music and music making. More than ever before, the Institute is dedicated to its mission to provide quality music education throughout Sonoma County, a mission that is vital to the health and well-being of our community.

We are currently accepting auditions for:

  • Debut Youth Orchestra
  • Aspirante Youth Orchestra
  • Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Young People's Chamber Orchestra

Please visit this page for more information about each of these programs and how to submit an audition. 

Auditions are not required for String Orchestra Workshop, but registration is open for this group.
 

Health & Safety

It is our primary goal to be sure all our musicians--students, staff, and faculty-- are safe and confident before, during and after rehearsals. To that end, we require all faculty and staff to be vaccinated, as well as the following protocols:

For young musicians to participate in any SRSYE program, we require one of the following: 

  • Proof of vaccination, or  
  • Negative Rapid Antigen test taken the day of any SRSYE rehearsal/event.

 
MASKING

  • Masks are required for string and percussion players, unless otherwise directed.
  • Woodwind and brass players may be unmasked while they are playing their instrument.  They are also welcome to use a mask with a slit to be worn while playing.
  • Everyone must be masked during breaks, while backstage, unless otherwise directed.

ATTENDANCE

  • Anyone who is ill, for any reason, must not attend any rehearsal or event.  
  • Anyone experiencing any COVID symptoms must not attend any rehearsal or event.  
  • Notify your ensemble manager and we will work to set up a Zoom Video Conference to the rehearsal so you can observe and take notes.


These protocols are subject to change. 

Please email Director of Education, Wendy Cilman, if you have any questions. 
 

SIMPLY STRINGS

Simply Strings plans to return to Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School to resume in-person, after school music instruction for grades 1-8. The Simply Strings Integrated Roseland Program offers twice weekly in-person music instruction during the regular school day for all third graders in the Roseland District, nine classrooms in all.
 

MUSIC FOR OUR SCHOOLS

It’s Elementary
Continues to provide a two-year-long suite of music education opportunities and services to six deserving Sonoma County elementary schools, reaching over 2,600 students. A highlight of the program is visits to the schools from small ensembles of the Santa Rosa Symphony. This feature was replaced by “live” assemblies on Zoom. We are waiting to hear from our partner schools about the viability of a return to in-person assemblies. 

Elementary School Listening Program
Continues to provide daily listening to all subscribed schools. The program has been expanded to include more integrative arts content to assist the teachers as they navigate remote learning. Additionally, the scripts for daily listening are being translated into Spanish.

Free Concerts For Youth
Students participating in the IGNITE program are invited to play their prepared song in the May Free Concerts For Youth. In addition to the It’s Elementary partner schools, this program is being made available to all fourth graders in the Santa Rosa City Schools.
 

SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY - SUMMER 2022

The health and safety of all campers, faculty and staff is our top priority. We used many of these same protocols during our in-person camp last summer, where there were no known campus transmissions. Here are some of the safety protocols we plan to use to help keep everyone safe while at camp:

  • All faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.
  • We encourage masks to be worn indoors.
  • We require one of the following:
    • Proof of vaccination at the start of camp.
    • Rapid antigen tests done at home, with results brought to camp at the start of each week.

Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2022. Please check back as we release our current guidelines and updated Health & Safety Plan.

If you have questions regarding Health and Safety at our Summer Music Academy, please contact Ryan Contreras.

 

Contact Us

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Suite 410
Santa Rosa CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services | Box Office:
Phone: (707) 546-8742
E-mail: tickets@srsymphony.org

 

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