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Community Education Foundation: El Sistema Santa Cruz

A pilot after school orchestral program started at Gault Elementary School in May 2012.
Contact Info: Isabelle Tuncer

Youth Orchestras Salinas (YOSAL)

YOSAL is an El Sistema-inspired music program for the Salinas Valley and the
surrounding region.
Contact Info: (831) 756-5335 or

Community Music School

A non-profit organization providing information about musical opportunities in the
Greater Santa Cruz area including local teachers, camps, and programs for musical
students of all ages.
Contact Info: (831) 426-9155 or e-mail:

Santa Cruz Chamber Strings

A project of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the San Jose Chamber Youth
Orchestras, the Chamber Strings program provides chamber orchestra opportunities for
students ages 5-18.
Contact Info: Cynthia Baehr-Williams at

Cabrillo Youth Strings

The Cabrillo Youth Strings program provides opportunities for 3 String Orchestras: Beginning Strings for grades 4–6; Festival Strings for younger students with note-reading skills; and Cabrillo Strings for older, more advanced students. A chamber music program is also offered.
Contact info: Nancy Kvam at (831) 479-6101 or

Youth Music Monterey

Serving Monterey County, Youth Music Monterey provides a variety of orchestral
playing opportunities to Monterey County youth.
Contact Info: (831) 375-1992 or

Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)

A resource for finding local music teachers and opportunities available through MTAC
Contact Info: (800) 834-3340 or (415) 978-9668

Arts Council of Santa Cruz County

The Arts Council is a long standing non-profit whose mission is to promote, connect, and invest in the arts in order to stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County. An excellent resource for all arts related activities in Santa Cruz County.
Contact Info: (831) 475-9600
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