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SAVE THE DATE - ACSO Annual Conference - Once Upon a Time: The Art of Storytelling!

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"Ask An Expert" Webinar: Orchestras and Education The A-B-Cs of Common Core

When - and how - do the worlds of symphony orchestras and academic standards intersect?

Since 2010, the nation's schools have been moving towards adopting consistent, high-quality goals for student achievement in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA) at each grade level K-12. Forty-three states - including California - plus the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core. As arts organizations with educational components, we need to ask ourselves these questions:

* What is Common Core and why does it matter to us?

* Should we incorporate these standards into our education programs?

* If so, how?

This Webinar is for anyone planning or working in arts education, including staff and volunteer education committees. Join in to explore the state of education in California and make sure we're on the same page.

Our experts Adrienne Valencia and Lauren Widney will answer these questions, taking you through the basics of the new learning standards.

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Youth Orchestra Auditions and Summer Camps

Auditions

Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles
Dates: May 30 & 31; June 13 & 14
Location: UC Irvine
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Peninsula Youth Orchestra
Dates: April 15, 17, & 18
Location: Carlmont High School, 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA
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Summer Camps

Peninsula Youth Orchestra
Dates: July 20-31, 2015
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From the Ground Up: Building a Long Beach Symphony POPS! Concert

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47th Annual Conference in Long Beach

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