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With your support, The Symphony is able to continue to spread JOY
through music and music education!

Would You Like to Create Even MORE Impact?

Help The Symphony finish this season strong with these
  • Musician Awards (wine bottles and olive oil) for musician dinner
  • Youth Ensembles Sheet Music for May concerts – 2 available
  • Youth Ensembles concerts stage equipment, program books, percussion rentals – 4 available
  • Musician supplies (reeds, strings, rosin)

When Nir invites Guest Artists not only do they perform at The Granada, we extend and leverage their impact by creating Community Outreach Artist Residencies – 2 available

    • David Krakauer Artist Residency Sponsor: B’Nai Brith Outreach, Clarinet Masterclass
    • Marcus Roberts Trio Artist Residency Sponsor: Braille Outreach, High School Jazz Workshops

Provide 19 socio-economically underserved students in the Symphony’s Youth Ensembles programs with Needs-Based Scholarships to cover the cost of their lessons and tuition and provide them with a free instrument loan. Many of these students are from Latinx or other under-represented backgrounds and would otherwise not have access to instruments and instruction to advance in their musical studies. – 19/20 available

$10,000 – SPONSOR 

A key component of the Youth Symphony’s curriculum is to perform publicly in a professional venue. Provide 50+ students the opportunity to perform for (and inspire) family, friends, and the community at the May 5th Youth Symphony Concert.
FREE Concert: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:00 pm at The Lobero Theatre

Contact: Juli Askew, Development Manager 805-898-8785 or [email protected]

Your donations are leveraged to help us serve the community!

This next phase in the Symphony’s journey creates an unprecedented opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to deliver our mission, capitalize on the Symphony’s reputation for artistic excellence, and leverage our experience partnering with schools and youth throughout the region in music education programs.

The support from the community is inspiring and appreciated. With your generous and heartfelt donations, we are able to support our music education faculty and multiples programs, as well collaborate with our professional musicians and guest artists to do what they are trained and love to do.

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The Santa Barbara Symphony is a great investment:

  • For over 70 years, the Symphony has been here when our community needed us most—in times of community celebration and in times of tragedy.

  • Led by Board Chair, Janet Garufis, Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, and President and CEO Kathryn R. Martin, the leadership team is building unprecedented fiscal strength, community partnerships, transparent communication and exciting momentum.

  • The Symphony is an economic driver and part of the fabric of our community; employing local instructors, coaches and musicians, generating business for local restaurants and businesses, and attracting cultural tourists and shining a spotlight on the extraordinary creative community choosing to call Santa Barbara home.

  • The Symphony’s award-winning music education programs are unique in our region. We are the only organization that provides students with arts enrichment and consistent, hands-on music education to students throughout the academic year, providing equitable access through scholarships and underwritten programs to more hands-on, high-quality music education than most other orchestras of similar size in comparable markets, and more than some in much larger communities.

To make a donation by mail or via Donor Advised Fund, please send to:

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association
1330 State Street, Unit 102
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

Federal Tax ID: 95-2104089

For questions, please contact:
Juli Askew
Development Manager
[email protected]