San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / March 26, 2018
(High resolution images of the Adventures in Music program are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Education Press Kit. Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony.
THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S ADVENTURES IN MUSIC (AIM) PROGRAM CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF PROVIDING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
The SFS’s AIM program offers free music education to every 1–5th grade student in all public elementary schools of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2018 – This year the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Adventures in Music (AIM), the longest running and most comprehensive music education program of its kind among American orchestras. AIM is the result of a three decade-long partnership between the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), providing equitable access to music education by reaching every San Francisco public elementary school student in grades 1 through 5. The San Francisco Symphony provides AIM free of charge to all schools, teachers, and students.
100% of 1-5th grade public elementary school students in San Francisco participate in the AIM program
78% of students in AIM represent ethnic minorities
55% qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches
24% are English language learners
AIM is a sequential, interdisciplinary, and curriculum-based music education program that integrates live music performances and experiences with everyday classroom lessons in language arts, social studies, science, and other subjects. Designed to provide five consecutive years of music education to every student, AIM is created specifically for the public elementary schools of San Francisco and aligns with curriculum frameworks of the SFUSD, California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework, the National Music Standards, and Common Core Academic Standards. AIM reflects the diverse cultural heritage of San Francisco’s student population by introducing children to a variety of musical genres, including classical, jazz, Latin, and Chinese folk music.
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