Musical Mentors

Musical Mentors

Our commitment to the next generation of world-class artists

The acclaimed members of the Santa Barbara Symphony and our world-class guest artists share our commitment to providing profound musical experiences to our community – in and outside of the Concert Hall.

“Wow! I can’t believe my child got up close and personal with a concert violinist! What a unique opportunity to have such talent in the classroom.”

Each concert season, we invest time and resources to bring our guest artists directly to our students – where they can interact “up close and personal” with different community organizations to share their music and stories of their careers. These groups interact and ask questions of these individuals gaining an insight into the lives of a classical musician.

Santa Barbara Symphony - Jennifer Koh masterclass 4/10/19 El Montecito Church

Guest Artists


Violinist Philippe Quint at Franklin School (2015)

Philippe Quint


Guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas at Franklin School (2016)

Pablo Sainz-Villegas


Principal Pianist Natasha Kislenko at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria (2015)

Natasha Kislenko


Violinist Timothy Chooi at Santa Barbara Junior High (2013)

Timothy Chooi


Principal Harpist Michelle Temple at Girls, Inc. of Santa Barbara (2013)

Michelle Temple


Violinist Alexandre Da Costa at Franklin School (2012)

Alexandre Da Costa


You can make a difference!

Your support enables us to continue to create new ways to connect musicians with our students and our community. 

Would you like to join our family of donors and support this program? Annual donations at any level have a big impact. They can fund scholarships, help pay our faculty, provide instruments and more! 

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