Bay Area Music Groups
The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email Eric@sfcv.org.
The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) is a public, tuition-free, visual and performing arts high school dedicated to providing students with an alternative educational program that fosters artistic development and creativity. Since the founding of the school in 1982, SOTA has admitted students selected by audition from all over San Francisco and the Bay Area. With a population of approximately 600 students, SOTA’s pre-professional programs engage students in a curriculum that combines academics with art instruction. The instructors at SOTA, who are gifted arts teachers, dedicated academic teachers, and artists-in-residence, work together to maintain a top-notch educational program and share common goals: 1. Provide San Francisco Bay Area students with a specialized visual and performing arts high school of the highest quality. 2. Seek and recruit talented and gifted students representative of our diverse San Francisco population. 3. Provide instruction to the SOTA students by highly qualified educators and artists in the school and in community settings. 4. Provide a program of instruction in which content from the arts is integrated into traditional non-arts subject areas and includes attention to multi-cultural arts. 5. Provide a balance between process and product and between discipline and creativity.
The mission of the Sacramento Opera is to produce outstanding opera, to develop and cultivate a wider public interest in opera and its allied arts, and to further music education in the region.
The program is made up of 5 ensembles for young musicians. The repertoire is often difficult and always challenging.
This amateur chamber chorus presents a cappella performances of sacred and secular music from all eras. With only 18-24 voices, concerts provide an intimate musical experience.
The Conservatory integrates music education into the curriculum for boys and girls from Pre-K to 8th grade and Girls from 9th to 12th grades. The Virtuoso Program (VP) is the most advanced level in the Music Conservatory's group instrumental music curriculum. Since 1977 the Virtuoso Program has provided advanced music instruction to Upper School string players who wish to dedicate themselves to an intense course of study