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TWELVE BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION
RECENT STUDIES FROM THE CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP
(Students who study the arts do better in standardized testing)
1. Early Music Education helps develop brain areas involved in language and
2. Music education research shows a causal link between music and spatial
intelligence (the ability to perceive the world accurately and form mental
pictures of things)
3. Think creatively and solve problems
4. Better scores on standardized tests and higher grades in school
5. Development of empathy and compassion for other people and cultures
6. Idea of good craftsmanship toward what constitutes Good as opposed to
7. The value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and concrete rewards
8. Teamwork skills and discipline
9. Self esteem through self expression
10. Develop multidimensional and flexible doing and performing skills with
good communication as opposed to simply observing
11. Learn to conquer fears and build good mental health to take good risks
12.Gaining a glimpse of the Incomparable
No student is ever turned away from the program due to financial hardship. Through grants and donations, scholarship money for tuition and instrument usage is made available for in need students. Students and families must apply for this aid through the Executive Director. All tuition scholarship families are asked in return, to serve as a volunteer when called upon, and solicit and submit one paid ad for the yearly concert sponsor book.
Summer Camp scholarships are awarded as sponsorship funds permit. Youth Symphony and Symphonia Students may apply for camp funds as well. Each season we receive brochures from all the many fine camps across the country. Our recent partnership with the Brevard Summer Music Festival will award 4 – 1/2 scholarships to our students who qualify. Check with the director in January or February each season for new brochures, and vital information. We are here to help all students achieve their goals.
Depending on Funding, Lesson Scholarships for private study may be made available. Traditionally these funds are delegated to upper level students of the Symphonia or Youth Symphony. Coaches and teachers come on Sundays as well to help students gain expertise on their instruments, and orchestral literature
All students pay the (Non-Refundable) registration fee of $100.00 Full Cost per student is $1035.00 for 9 months of classes with professional educators approx. 28- 32 weeks including community concerts. Tuitions charged cover only 43% of the cost per student. In response to the need for this financial aid, the SFYS solicits sponsors to absorb this fee. Thus, the fee charged for the first child of a family is only $600 for the entire season. There is a sibling discount at $525.
Half year students $250-space available
Speak to the registration table attendees on Sunday or call Mrs. Hahn at 305-238-2729, NO student will ever be turned away because of financial hardship. Speak to our Board of Directors for ways we and you, can help meet the cost demand with tuition scholarships. Only paid members will be eligible for the programs listed in our guidelines.
Every student must submit the initial registration fee of $100.00
Monthly Payment plans are available after the registration fee is submitted. Scholarships are then available based on funding available from sponsors; Major Credit Cards Accepted …Also use Venmo, Cash App Zelle and Pay Pal
If a student loses music, damages music or folders, the fees are as follows:
$6.00 for each lost or damaged original part
$15.00 for each lost or damaged folder
Instrument Rentals from the SFYS, if availableare for $50 per season.
The rental deposit is due at registration. Students may sign out the instrument for the summer with all summer payments made before the end of the regular season in May. It is expected that the student attend the SFYS summer music camp with the SFYS rented instrument.
Miami Dade College, North Campus
26 years hosting the program for the South Florida Youth Symphony. Thanks to Campus President, Staff and Administrative Services Director, Fermin Vasquez,
State Of Florida Division Of Arts and Culture – florida-arts.org,
The Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs,
The Batchelor Foundation
The Kirk Foundation
Publix Supermarket Charities
South Dade/Homestead Kiwanis Association
Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is a great sponsor of the SFYS youth development program. Over 18 years of support for the underserved kids in North Dade county. This sponsorship is vital to the success of the program.-
The Children’s Trust serving children and families through a public referendum,
Miami Dade County Office of Management and Budget,
All Classes are held every Sunday afternoons at varying times from 1pm to 5pm at Miami Dade College North Campus:
The Pawley Creative Arts Center
Building 5000; 2nd floor
11380 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33167
Suzuki Violin and Viola
Class limit: 8-10 students
limit: 6 students
Class placement depends on the students enrolled and at the discretion of the teacher
Orchestras: Three levels, Begining “String Consort” Intermediate “Symphonia” Advanced “Youth Symphony”
Class placement depends on the students enrolled and at the discretion of the teacher- call-for-times
Small group lessons
Instruction with coach at the orchestra director’s discretion, in a practice room or small ensemble room with visable access to the outside as available, and open doors , as not to impede the lessons of other classes or teachers. All instructors of the SFYS are FDLE VECHS background screened and certified. For more information please contact the SFYS at 305-238-2729
SFYS moved To Miami Dade College North Campus, at the invitation of John Alexander, Ken Boos and the Administration.
SFYS moved To St. Martha’s parish, in Miami Shores
Educator, band master, George Walters joined SFYS as Associate Conductor
Second” Carnegie Hall” Performance
First Performance in “Carnegie Hall “, New York
Dayna Turner joins SFYS as Associate conductor
Marjorie Hahn assumes as lead Conductor of SFYS
Marjorie Gould /Hahn joins with the SFYS as Associate Conductor with Peter Fuchs
Untimely Death of Maestro Carmen Nappo
Peter Fuchs joins Carmen Nappo as Associate Conductor
January 24th- 1st Concert of the SFYS at the North Miami Beach Auditorium .. a converted basketball court that had floor chairs and bleachers. The concerts were all FREE and totally filled to capacity..they were free to the public seating was 1500
SFYS board and Mr. Nappo Moved the organization to the unfinished 4th floor of the North Miami Beach City Hall, under the sponsorship of Mayor Dan Diefenbach with storage space in the small room adjacent to the top floor room.
Mayor Dan Diefenbach offered to sponsor the SFYS at the City hall of North Miami Beach
Carmen Nappo opted to withdraw from the Biscayne Gardens Women’s Community Center rather than exclude Black students from the SFYS. Moved temporarily to the City of North Miami community center.
Interracial objections arose from the Woman’s club at Biscayne Women’s Club
First rehearsals of the SFYS began at the Biscayne Gardens Community “Woman’s” Center
Carmen Nappo saw the fine talent of Marjorie her sister Janice and their friends at North Miami Sr. High , with no place to learn or play the classical literature, so the south Florida Youth Symphony was founded, for all talented south Florida Musicians .