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UT San Diego – ‘Mariachi Mania’ celebrates Mexico

1/24/2013 – Classics 4 Kids is a local company that puts on kid-centric classical music performances. Along with the sounds of classical composers, performances are on the livelier side, with special flourishes like dancers and puppets. This month, the program focuses on perhaps the liveliest sound of all: the music of Mexican mariachis. <Read more>  


San Diego Bargain Mama – Classics 4 Kids presents “Mariachi Mania”

1/4/2013 – San Diego Bargain Mama is proud to announce that we will be working with Classics 4 Kids, an educational performing arts organization dedicated to improving academic performance through programs that inspire children to appreciate music. The organization is devoted to increasing lifelong participation in music and the arts, stimulating creativity and imagination, and improving academic achievement for children through professional orchestra concerts and educational programs
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San Diego Downtown News – Las Tradiciones Musicales welcomes Mariachi Garibaldi for a celebration of Mexico

3/30/2012 – Classics 4 Kids pairs up the organization’s Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dana Zimbric, with Mariachi Garibaldi, under the direction of Jeff Nevin, for a bilingual celebration of the music and dance of Mexico. Additionally, there will be performances from the Leyenda Dance Company as well as literary interludes read from the children’s book, “The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred,” by
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O’Connor Method Workshop

O’Connor Method Workshop March 22-23, 2013 Town and Country Resort, San Diego Classics 4 Kids brings Mark O’Connor to San Diego for his renowned training workshop, O’Connor Method where participants will learn how American music can be the material for a violin, viola or cello student learning how to play. The O’Connor Method has been widely praised since its debut in fall 2009 as
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Percussion from Around the World

Discover percussion instruments from Africa, Europe, Asia, and America:  maracas, xylophone, cymbals, whistles, and so much more.  Students learn about world geography, sing, and play music from a variety of world cultures.traditional musical instruments, and found objects.


Komposer Kids

Classics 4 Kids makes literature come to life!  Using our favorite fables as a starting point, students learn about the parts of a story, characters, and general themes.  Together we investigate the parallels between writing a story and composing music.  With these skills students create an original musical score and perform its premier using a combination of classroom instruments, traditional musical instruments, and found
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Kids Investigate Science of Sound

Renowned sound-effect artist, Scott Paulson transports students to a Sonic Lab to explore the science of sound.  This fun and creative format encourages student discovery and fosters connections in arts and science that can lead to enhanced creative thinking.


UT San Diego – Two local arts groups win NEA grant

1/8/2012 – Two San Diego organizations are among 162 small- and mid-sized arts groups nationwide to receive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, it was announced this week. The two groups — San Diego Dance Theater and Classics 4 Kids — will each receive $10,000 as part of NEA’s Challenge America Fast-Track program, aimed at extending the reach of the arts to
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Mariachi Mania

January 2013 – The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the music, dance, and song of Mexico! World-renowned Mariachi Garibaldi of Southwestern College, under the direction of Jeff Nevin and traditional folkloric dancers bring this festive concert to life. Mariachi mixes with classical music for an entertaining bi-lingual concert experience.
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