Expansion of the Chang Scholarship Strings Tutoring Program

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 - September 2020

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Expansion of the Chang Scholarship Tutoring Program

To support elementary and junior high strings student growth, development, performance, and engagement during the 2020-21 School Year, the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association (DSOMA) is excited to announce an expansion of the Robert and Yinette Chang Family Strings Tutoring Scholarship Program.

For more information or assistance, contact: Chang Scholarship Program Coordinator at changscholarship@dsoma.org.

The Next DSOMA Meeting of 2020-21 is scheduled for October 5th - Monday

DSOMA Monthly Public Board Meetings will generally be held on the first Monday of each month for the 2020-21 school year. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 5th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.

If you would like to receive a Zoom link to attend the meeting, please email president@dsoma.org with the subject line: "DSOMA Zoom Meeting"

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**** The Celebration of Music Has Been Cancelled for 2020 and 2021***

Due to recommendations from the Yolo County Health Department, a ban of group gatherings by UC Davis, and health concerns about spread of Covid-19, DSOMA has cancelled "A Celebration of Music at the Mondavi Center" on Sunday, March 15, 2020. As well, we will not be holding "A Celebration of Music" in 2021. We look very forward to seeing you at the Mondavi on Sunday, March 13th, 2022.

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 March 15th 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) conducted by Lydia Cooley, the Davis Young Artists Chamber Ensemble, conducted by William Barbini with guest performances by the Chamber Music Students of Susan Lamb Cook.

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