Students of the SFYS and Miami Dade College Orchestra rocked Carneie Hall after hours of instense practice.
SFYS IS SO PROUD OF our BUSH FAMILY MUSICIANS !
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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.
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.
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