Education and Outreach Programs, Collaborations

         Children’s Matinee – Christmas 2019

  • SCSO hosts over 2000 students, teachers and parents at Memorial Auditorium
    SCSO Conductor, Donald Kendrick and SCSO President, Jim McCormick, chased after small and large donations to fund SCSO’s annual “Children’s Holiday Matinee Concert” Outreach Program at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 6th. This program is unlike any other in Sacramento – as SCSO completely funds the transportation and ticket cost to over 2000 students in the Greater Sacramento Area. As transportation is typically a barrier for students who live in underserved areas – Don knew it was essential to make this accommodation. After months of preparation and chasing donors, SCSO was able to provide a fully funded Holiday concert to 2300 students at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.  With the incredible support of volunteers, staff and partners – Kendrick conducted a Holiday concert and puppet show with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and Green Valley Theater Company. During the performance, students, teachers, and parents were invited to sing along to Holiday carols including “Jingle Bells” and more! The energy in the room on that day was unforgettable – and we owe it all to Don Kendrick for having the vision, artistry and persistence to make it a reality. Kendrick looks forward to providing even more students this experience in 2020!

U.S. Marines Toys for Tots – December 2013

  • SCSO Gift Cards for Kids Christmas 2011
    133 Gift Cards donated to the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
    (Photo L-R: James McCormick, SCSO President; Caroline Schaefer, SCSO Board Member: Patti Dobbins, SCSO Gift Cards Coordinator; Nikki Williams, CRH; David Ballard, CEO, Children’s Receiving Home)
  • SCSO Children's Receiving Home Dec. 2011Proud Supporter of the Trinity Cathedral Music Series 2011-2012 Season
  • Performances in the community
  • Attendance at choral rehearsals and dress rehearsals
    with the orchestra and soloists
  • Free tickets to concerts for disadvantaged children
  • Free tickets and subscriptions to sister “Nonprofits”
    for special events (fundraisers etc)
  • Educational Program Kits to Area High Schools
  • Pre-concert talks immediately preceding classical concerts
  • Well informed program notes for each concert
  • Post concert receptions to draw audience members
    closer to our artists
  • Hosting guest artists, visiting ensembles
  • “Gift Cards” for Kids – Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento

Special Events and Collaborations

  • DonConductorChildMondavi2011Summer Sings for area singers
  • St. John’s Shelter Fundraiser – Women and Children
  • Sacramento Children’s Chorus
  • Sacramento Youth Chorus
  • Wind Youth Center – Homeless and Runaway Teenagers
  • California Music Educators Northern California Honor Choir
  • Richards Institute of Education and ResearchColloquium
  • Promoting Education Through Music
  • Sacramento Philharmonic, Michael Morgan, Conductor
  • Bear Valley Music Festival, Carter Nice, Director
  • SUCCEED  – Christmas at the Cathedral – Inner City Schools
    Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento
  • Center Stage Foundation – Concert Tickets for People in Need
  • Capitol Chamber Players Fundraiser – Scholarships
  • appleFremont Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
  • Perspectives – Sacramento Metro Chamber
  • Sacramento Youth Symphony – Scholarships
  • California State Legislature – Opening Ceremonies
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Food Bank – Women’s Project
  • Sacramento Youth Symphony
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sacramento
  • KXPR FM Radio – Pledge Drive
  • UC Davis Music Department
  • UC Davis Presents
  • CSU Sacramento Music Department
  • CSU Sacramento School of Education
  • Schola Cantorum, Sacred Heart Church
  • Vox Nova, Sacred Heart Church