ChIMES (formerly Baby and Me Music)

ChIMES (formerly Baby and Me Music)

ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) is an SDYS program that highlights one of the most integral phases of child growth and development:  the period of growth that takes place from birth to age 5.   Did you know? By the time a baby turns one...
El Sistema Community

El Sistema Community

SDYS is a leading advocate for the power of El Sistema-inspired music programs. San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is a leading member of the El Sistema community in the United States. Following the successful creation and growth of the Community Opus Project,...
Our National Influence

Our National Influence

SDYS is committed to influence the expansion of access to music education across the United States. SDYS is committed to influence the expansion of access to music education across the United States. We do this by sharing our experiences at conferences, getting...
Community Programs

Community Programs

Community Opus Project The Community Opus Project includes after school instrumental orchestra and band programs for students in Chula Vista. Learn More Casa de Amistad SDYS has provided instruments and group instruction for the young musicians in the Casa de Amistad...

Partnerships and Research

A key element of SDYS’ Community Programs is documenting evidence of the benefit of music education. Several studies are underway to track the social and academic achievements of Opus musicians to compare with students who are not participating. SDYS is collaborating...
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