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Music Education Program

CAMA provides a docent-led music appreciation program in area elementary schools, brings young student musicians and college and university students to CAMA concerts, and partners with Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning.

CAMA’s Docent Program in Area Schools: Music Matters

Now in its fifteenth year, CAMA’s music education program reaches students in over a dozen elementary schools, grades four through six. Consultant musicologist, Dr. David Malvinni created the three-year twenty-four-unit systematic curriculum package entitled A Classical Music Journey for Young People. This program combines the study of classical, jazz and folk music traditions with performances by musicians demonstrating these traditions to school assemblies. Volunteer docents are trained by CAMA’s Education Committee Chair, Joan Crossland, to deliver this program to area schools monthly. Music enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the program and volunteer opportunities.

Other CAMA Programs in Music Education

CAMA’s Ticket Program for Young Student Musicians brings approximately 30 students per concert to selected CAMA performances. (These students are selected by CAMA in collaboration with local schools and organizations, and must be at least 12 years of age and capable of sustained attention in a concert setting.)

CAMA’s College and University Program collaborates with UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Music and with Westmont College to bring 50-100 students per performance to selected International Series concerts.

CAMA’s Adult Education Program, in cooperation with Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning, offers Preview Lectures by Dr. David Malvinni and concert attendance through discounted tickets to selected CAMA concerts for up to 40 students.