News & Press

Publication date: May 1, 2016
California School Board Association published a article in their quarterly magazine on the outstanding success of our partnership with Chula Vista Elementary School District through the Community Opus Project and the current climate of music and arts education in schools. Read the article on page 38 here.  
Publication date: May 1, 2016
  The League of American Orchestras published an article in their Symphony Magazine on the work of youth symphonies across the country, highlighting our work in Chula Vista as well as SDYS' Conservatory Programs and The Music Institute. Read the article here.      
Publication date: April 28, 2016
  CW6's morning show San Diego Living intertwined student Bruno Bello and myself in the promotion of Encore! and Bruno played his cello live on the air! Watch the segment here.  
Publication date: April 11, 2016
Our Hometown Magazine published an article on our partnership with the Chula Vista Elementary School District and featured a story from one of our Community Opus Project parents Jessica Carreon. Read the article here.  
Publication date: March 16, 2016
Reporter Priska Neely Listen to the segment here. School districts in San Diego are making arts education a priority – hiring significant numbers of arts teachers and increasing funding. This week, educators from Los Angeles, the rest of California and as far away as Boston will visit to see what ideas they can take home.  More than 100 educators, administrators and advocates are expected to...
Publication date: March 16, 2016
Watch Dr. Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent at Chula Vista Elementary School District, and Jaclyn Redderow, Program Director at VH1 Save The Music Foundation, talking about the Arts Education Learning Exchange on KUSI-TV: Good Morning San Diego here.
Publication date: March 16, 2016
Students from Kellogg Elementary School with Maya Diaz, Music Teacher at Kellogg Elementary, Jaclyn Rudderow, Program Director at VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and Sylvia Echeverria, Principal at Kellogg Elementary in promotion of the Arts Education Learning Exchange. Watch the segment on CW6: San Diego Living here.
Publication date: March 15, 2016
The Chula Vista Elementary School District will be among the featured districts at the first Arts Education Learning Exchange, presented by the California Alliance for Arts Education. The conference of arts educators and arts organizations takes place March 17-18 and will bring a national focus to CVESD and the San Diego Unified School District. Schools in each district will be featured as a...
Publication date: March 15, 2016
Read Kinsee Morlan's Culture Report on Voice of San Diego here. In elementary school, I, like almost every other grade-school student in the ’80s and ’90s, learned how to play the recorder. It’s not much more than a glorified whistle with a few holes carved in it to change notes, but I embraced the silly instrument for a short while and went beyond the standard “Hot Cross Buns” to earn...