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AFCM encourages young musicians and builds future audiences for classical music in San Diego through support of music education and appreciation.

The organization recently received a generous Grant from the Grossmont Community Concert Association to help fund the distribution of classical music recordings to San Diego schools.

Our more than 40 trained docents prep classes before they attend San Diego Symphony or Classics 4 Kids concerts. They play recorded previews and provide basic information about composers, instruments and musical elements such as melody, rhythm and timbre. Conductors tell us students appreciate and enjoy concerts more if they've had a docent visit beforehand.

Docent John Cain visiting special needs students at Morse High in preparation for an upcoming concert.

We also award young competition winners. Here saxophonist Yenny Zhang and violinist Annelle Gregory, winners of the 2013 San Diego Symphony Concerto Competition, receive $1000 each from AFCM Board President Ron Bierman. Conductor Ken-David Masur applauds their achievement. (Photo by Ling Zhu.)

The Association of California Symphony Orchestras has awarded our organization a "Most Valuable Player" certificate. Take a look here.

Every year we introduce over 10,000 youngsters to the pleasure and excitement of classical music--thanks to the support of over 200 members. See our Spring AFCM Newsletter for member interviews, photos from the recent AFCM musicale, an update on actions related to Advisory Committee recommendations, and a lot more.

Email AFCM@AdvocatesForClassicalMusic.org if you have comments or would like more information about our organization and volunteer opportunities.

 

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