Welcome to the new Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association Website!

The Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association (DSOMA)—a volunteer, non-profit corporation— celebrates, promotes, and supports a vision of a comprehensive musical education that is accessible by all students in the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) (501(c)(3), tax id #20-2559539).

DSOMA’s mission is to increase access to, and support of, musical education in the Davis Joint Unified School District, and to foster community support for, appreciation of, and participation in orchestral music.

The goals of DSOMA are:

        • To support and advocate for every child interested in playing strings or participating in orchestra regardless of income.
        • To provide music education opportunities across DJUSD, through activities such our annual Celebration of Music Festival, Elementary Outreach and Strings Workshop, school-site mentoring, scholarships, grants, and in-kind support.
        • To provide all interested school orchestra and strings programs with support for field trips, performances, teacher supplies, and the purchase, maintenance, and repair of instruments.
        • To advocate for programs and funding to strengthen orchestral music education across DJUSD.

We are a 100% volunteer organization. Please join us by volunteering, donating, and participating in our fundrasing events. Thank you for your support and advocacy.

DSOMA - Recent News

A Celebration of Music

At The Mondavi!

Our Annual Concert at the Mondavi Center provides an opportunity for musicians from Davis public schools to showcase their musical achievement to our community with a performance at the world-class Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Proceeds from the concert go to the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association, which supports the activities and outreach efforts of the orchestral program as well as purchase and maintenance of instruments used by students district-wide.

This year's concert on April 7th featured the Emerson-Da Vinci-Harper Jr. High Orchestras (7th-9th grade students) conducted by Greg Brucker, the Emerson-Da Vinci-Harper and Holmes Jr. High Choir (7th-9th grade students) conducted by Arielle Deem, the Elementary All City Strings Orchestra (6th grade students) and conductor Kimberly Cole Feeney's final Mondavi performance as director, with guest performances by the Chamber Music Students of Susan Lamb Cook, and award winning soloists and Davis Orchestra Program Students Loor Jabareen on the Violin, and Roger Xia and Adrian Pu on the Piano.

Music training is a more potent instrument than any other,

because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.

- Plato