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The It's Elementary music immersion program is designed to support the partner schools in their efforts to integrate music into their curricula as encouraged by the CA state Common Core practices.

Each school year, three new schools are selected to participate for two years free of charge. A total of six schools participate annually; three It's Elementary schools are in their first year and three are in their second year of the program. The designated campuses participate in on-site music education activities provided by the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Every student in participating schools will receive a free season pass admitting the student, with an adult, to all six Discovery rehearsals for the 2021-2022 season. Discovery rehearsals are at 2 PM on the Saturday of the Classical concert weekend. Dress is casual and no one under age seven is allowed. Discovery rehearsals are at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. The Youth Discovery Card can also be used at all of the Youth Orchestra performances at Weill Hall.

The Youth Discovery Card (YDC) Application is available here. You must print the email confirmation upon submitting the application and bring it to the first concert you attend to receive your YDC card good for the rest of the season. 

Incentive: If the same teacher is listed on five applications, that teacher receives a voucher for two tickets to a Santa Rosa Symphony Classical Series concert!

Applications for It's Elementary will open in December 2021.  

It's Elementary sub-programs and activities include the following:


Elementary School Listening Program

Daily classical music listening kits are provided for classroom implementation. Musical selections of approximately five minutes in length can be played over a school's PA system or provided to teachers individually to use in their daily classroom activities.

In-School Performances

Each participating school receives four 30-minute "Meet Our Families" assembly performances, which introduce the orchestra's instruments by section. Offered are a String Quintet, a Woodwind Quintet, a Brass Quintet and a Percussion Trio, consisting of SRS professional musicians.

SRS Youth Ensembles Tour the Schools

One of the SRS Youth Ensembles performs at each It's Elementary school at an assembly in the spring.

Youth Discovery Cards

This program provides free access for community youth to the Symphony's Discovery Series rehearsals and all Youth Ensemble concerts. Parents can fill out an application here. You must print out the email confirmation and bring it to the first concert your student attends, where they will receive a Youth Discovery Card good for the rest of the season. 

To learn more about the Discovery Series, click here

COVID-19 UPDATES: Every student attending participating schools is eligible to receive a free season pass admitting the student, with an adult, to all six Discovery Series rehearsals at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, as well as all of the Youth Orchestra performances. Parents must submit an application online and bring a printed email confirmation to the first concert their child attends to receive a card. The next Youth Discovery Rehearsal Series concert and Youth Orchestra concert for the 2021-2022 season are scheduled for November 6th and November 13. 

Free Concerts for Youth

SRS ensembles perform six concerts for young people annually at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. We encourage schools participating in It's Elementary to attend these concerts if transportation is available.

Curriculum Support and Professional Development

Opportunities for integrating music into regular classroom activities are available to teachers in the form of lesson plans or after-school workshops. Please contact the education department for more information on upcoming workshops at (707) 546-7097 x 225. 

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Syar Foundation
Rotary Club of Santa Rosa East West


Banner photo by Susan & Neil Silverman Photography

Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

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

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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