Opera Scouts is a teen performing arts ensemble that meets on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 near the SF Opera House for training, master classes, ensemble based projects, merit badge arts projects, rehearsal and performance. We also attend local performances at professional opera, theater, and musical venues around the Bay Area, perform at professional and community events, and travel Nationally and Internationally on arts related excursions. Program runs September through May.
The Alameda String Academy is a music school conveniently located in the heart of Alameda offering high quality instruction in violin, viola, cello and guitar, with a particular emphasis on chamber music.
Our goal is to provide more than “just lessons.” Our talented faculty work hard to create a real community of musicians where students enjoy their music, play together in groups, and perform for each other in a kind, supportive and challenging environment.
YMP is a music training program for talented 5th through 12th grade students who want to excel in music but who are not able to afford private lessons or specialized training. Participants, selected on the basis of musical potential and financial need, are provided with free musical instruction during the summer and school year. A scholarship program limited to 80 - 95 exceptionally gifted youngsters from low-income families, YMP provides preparatory training for students who plan to go on to college and professional careers.
The Full Program runs for a full year (Aug 24-Aug 22). Enrollment includes 1 lesson every week of either 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes in duration (that’s 46 lessons in a year!) and 10 Academy events. These events are listed below: