Over 56 students attended a four week 20 day music camp, from June 20th to July 14th – where they experienced a wide variety of development tools, instruments and ideas, inlcuding composition, conducting, steel pans, rhythm development , brass and wind instruments, all string instruments, piano and guitar. Each summer for the past 29 years the SFYS has hosted this developmental camp experience for children ages 3-18. Miami Dade College North Campus has hosted the SFYS since 1996, other locations have included Miami Lakes Congregational Church , Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, Wayside Baptist Church, and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. Students’ excitment carries on as they enroll into the 9 month program on Sunday Afternoons and continue to develop into tomorrows leaders.
Miami -Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is a major continuing sponsor of the SFYS youth development program. Over 18 years of support for the under-served kids in North Miami-Dade county. This sponsorship is vital to the success of the program.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for our community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council provide grants and technical assistance to cultural organizations and individual artists; develop and improve cultural facilities; create and advance arts education, public information and outreach programs; advocate for effective cultural policies and for more public and private resources to invest in cultural development; and promote and market our cultural assets broadly and innovatively.
State of Florida Division Of Arts and Culture
The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s state arts agency. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. Arts and culture contribute to a vibrant and creative Florida. These diverse resources include arts in education, local arts agency, state service organization, theater, dance, folks arts, literature, media arts, museum, multidisciplinary, music, sponsor/presenter, and visual arts programs and projects.
A copy of the official registration and SFYS financial statements may be obtained from the State of Florida division of consumer services by calling toll free 800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement. Registration #CH6751. Also find us at SUNBIZ
Donation Levels for South Florida Youth Symphony
Orchestra Patron – $50-$99
ALL donors receive recognition in the programs
Conductors Circle – $100-$499
Includes also : two free tickets to any one concert
Orchestra Chair Sponsor – $500
Includes two free tickets to any one concert, name listed on sponsor page in the Program Guide
Scholarship Donor – $500-$999
Includes also: all of the above plus 4 free tickets to any two concerts, logo listed on sponsor page of Program Guide
Concert Sponsor – $2,500-$3,499
Includes photo in Program Guide, company logo displayed on the program cover, and 10 tickets to the sponsored concert
Composer Angel – $3,500-$5,000
Includes Concert Sponsor level plus invitations to any special events and receptions, 10 tickets to any SFYS concert,special poster displayed at all concert events.
Corporate Arts Advocate – $15,000-$50,000
Includes Composer Angel level, Corporate location concert, 15 VIP tickets to every concert, corporate poster displayed at every event, listing and photo in the Program Guide
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
The City of Coral Gables
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami String Haus
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,
Long Time Sponsor – Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With seven campuses, two centers and more than 165,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.
26 years hosting the program for the South Florida Youth Symphony. Thanks to Campus President , and Administrative Services Director Fermin Vasquez