The Music Live String Program, now taking place in the Geery Theater in midtown Sacramento, is rebuilding our violin program. In order to make our classes accessible to all children who would like to learn, we need to offer both partial and full tuition scholarships. A donation of $500 provides a child with an entire school year of tuition.
Experience tells us that our beginning classes need to be open to a large number of students. To do that successfully, each class needs a qualified teaching assistant which costs us $4000 per academic year.
The Venturi Instrument Library is a volunteer-run program that provides instrument scholarships to children so they have an instrument to take home and use while being a student with SIMA. A gift of $75 will provide a case for a violin, and $50 will provide new strings for the violin or a new bow. These items are needed annually to keep instruments in working order.
We currently have many instruments that need repair before going back out to students.
Children's Community Concert Series is a collaborative program which networks with local music teachers and school programs to provide an opportunity to showcase student progress. Funding is needed for hiring of accompanists, renting the recital venue, and staffing for program management. Donations big and small help us keep this program running and give students across the community a place to hone their performance skills and connect with their peers.
We are most grateful to you for your support. Thank you.