Join the Community Opus Project!

SDYS’ after-school music program providing free quality music education to Chula Vista students

Online Registration will open May 2, 2017 for our 2017-18 program
Download the Opus Student Handbook

Who is Eligible?

Students who live or attend school in Chula Vista and meet eligibility requirements for one of the Opus ensembles are eligible to participate in the Community Opus Project. Below are the eligibility requirements for each ensemble:

Esperanza Strings & Esperanza Band

0-1 years of musical experience

4th – 6th grade

Alegría Strings & Alegría Band

1-3 years of experience on their instrument or 1 year of Esperanza

4th – 6th grade or 4th – 7th grade for returning Esperanza musicians

Festejo Strings

3+ years of Alegría Strings experience

4th – 7th grade

Audition is required to participate

Chamber Music Program

1+ years of Festejo Strings or Alegría Winds experience

7th – 12th grade

Audition may be required to participate


Where are rehearsals?

Rehearsal locations will be finalized by late May.

Juarez-Lincoln Elementary Esperanza Strings 3:30-5:30PM Mondays &
Montgomery Elementary Esperanza Band 3:30-5:30PM Mondays &
McMillin Elementary Esperanza Strings Alegría Strings 3:30-5:30 PM Tuesdays &
Halecrest Elementary Esperanza Band
Alegría Band
3:30-5:30PM Tuesdays &
Kellogg Elementary Alegría Strings
Festejo String Orchestra
3:30-5:30PM Mondays &
Location TBD Chamber Music Program 3:30-5:30PM Times will vary


For more information about our Community Opus Project, contact Kaitlyn Korogy, Opus Program Coordinator, at kkorogy@sdys.org or by calling 619.233.3232 ext. 210. Get help registering at any Opus program site by speaking to a site coordinator, or register at our free upcoming Viva Musica! celebration on May 20, 2017 from 1 – 4 pm at Chula Vista Memorial Bowl.

Note: Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than July 15, 2017.

Online Registration will open May 2, 2017 for our 2017-18 program
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