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EL Sistema USA's diverse membership across the United States represents programs that serve some of the most vulnerable communities and children throughout the country. We aim to provide connections to knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership development for program directors, teaching artists, students, and volunteers.  The members of ESUSA envision a world where every child has access to music through intensive ensemble training and performance to promote positive youth development and thriving communities.


The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is one of the top music schools in the United States.  They are currently advancing a new model of music education that sets students up for a rewarding career in music and a path of lifelong learning. With their partnerships with artist-management companies Opus 3 and Askonas Holt and record label Pentatone, and their faculty, facilities, and position at the heart of the San Francisco music scene, there is no music school with a comparable ability to prepare—and define—the 21st-century musician. 

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Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: An organization of artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community's development and well-being.

U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of our communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation and Corporate Giving.  In 2020, the U.S. Bank Foundation donated $67 million and U.S. Bank employees donated over $12 million to causes that strengthen our communities. 


Bank of Montreal (BMO) is a leading North American bank driven by a single purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. Our Purpose informs our strategy, drives our ambition, and reinforces our commitments to progress: for a thriving economy, a sustainable future and an inclusive society.


Community Music Center (CMC), founded in 1921, is a nonprofit music school and performance space with branches in the Mission and Richmond Districts. CMC makes high quality music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of financial means.  We believe in the power of music to connect people, celebrate cultures and transform lives. CMC is a cornerstone San Francisco cultural institution and a vital hub for music education and performance anchored in the Mission District.

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The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, was formed in January of 2008 in memory of the legendary rock impresario, Bill Graham. The foundation is a public charity that is funded through individual and corporate contributions and grants.  A mission of The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is the giving of grants primarily in the areas of music, the arts and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our community.

Tim's Music: Opened in Sacramento over 30 years ago and continues to uphold the long standing tradition of craftsmanship in our repair shop.  They offer everything, from the simplest musical instrument repairs to complete restoration services on all band and orchestra instruments.  Private lesson are available to all ages and levels along with new and used instrument rentals.

Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd:  Located in the famous Chicago Loop, it is one of the oldest violin dealerships in the United States.


The Cultural Pathways program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California’s diverse populations.  This program provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development activities to small, new and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, and tribal or indigenous groups.


The Crowden Music Center: An institute that combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, providing essential support to the musical life of the community.


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