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Lauren Shelton

CVESD VAPA Coordinator Earns State Honor

Chula Vista Elementary School District Website | January 24, 2018

Lauren Shelton, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Chula Vista Elementary School District, was recently named the California Music Educators Association’s 2018 CMEA Outstanding Administrator for the state of California. Lauren has been instrumental in the implementation of the partnership between SDYS and CVESD for rebuilding the district’s music education infrastructure.

Anthony Medina plays cello with other Kellogg Elementary School students, Nov. 29, 2017.

What Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your Head Midday Edition | December 12, 2017

Music education really DOES change how students learn…and SDYS is at the forefront of research that proves it! Check out this breaking story from KPBS featuring SDYS and our research collaboration with UCSD’s John Iversen to learn more about what learning – in the presence of music education – looks like.

SDYS’ Community Opus Project is a Featured Success Story at National Forum on Education Policy

Arts Education Partnership Website | June 21, 2017

Student musicians from San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s Community Opus Project will be performing on the second day of the Education Commission of the States 2017 National Forum on Education Policy being held in San Diego June 28-30 at the Hotel Del Coronado.

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Awarded NEA "Arts Works" and California Arts Council "Artists in Schools - Extension" Grants

SDYS Awarded NEA “Arts Works” and California Arts Council “Artists in Schools – Extension” Grants

June 16, 2017

SDYS has been awarded $45,000 and $18,000 respectively in two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council to further programs in Chula Vista.

UCTV and SDYS Premiere New Video on Value of Music Education

UCTV STE[+a]M Channel | April 17, 2017

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) recently announced that its newest video making the case for the importance of music education in our schools will debut on UCTV, the week of April 17, with prime time airings at 6:30PM and 9:30PM PDT on Thursday, April 20.

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