You are invited to join us for our first annual Spring Fundraiser and Salon Concert! This fun event will take place in what was once a neighborhood grocery market in East Sacramento, but is now a beautifully renovated private residence. Come at 6:00 for wine and appetizers, and then stay for a quartet performance of Beethoven's Op. 18 no. 1. Your generous, tax deductible donation will help keep our programs available and accessible to our students and families.
Are you unable to attend our event, but would still like to help us reach our goals? We are grateful for all donations, big and small!
In the early 2000s, violinist Ingrid Peters began teaching a beginning violin program at Didion Elementary school as part of the Sacramento Philharmonic’s String Fever program. The program was able to serve hundreds of elementary school students, providing violin lessons to children who might not otherwise have had access to any musical instruction at all.
In 2012, the Philharmonic entered a period of instability, and the String Fever program was in danger of being put on indefinite hold. In 2013, the Sacramento Institute for Music & the Arts (S.I.M.A.) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization, with the goal of maintaining and expanding the string programs, and connecting the larger community to the arts through high quality educational and performance programming. S.I.M.A. now offers 15 string classes in 5 area schools, and provides personalized string instruction, taught by professional teaching artists, to more than 100 students each year. Through community partnerships with organizations like the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, we are able to expose our students and their families to professional level classical music through workshops, guest artists, and live performances.
Research has shown the numerous effects of music education. Learning to play a musical instrument improves brain function, increases concentration, enhances reading and comprehension skills, improves mathematical ability, enhances teamwork - just to name a few. For children, this is profound. This has the ability to change their life. By learning to play a musical instrument, they acquire the tools that will enable them to be successful in whatever they choose to do for the rest of their lives.
Our vision is to continue to grow and support our instructional programs throughout the greater Sacramento region, support existing local arts organizations by helping them connect to our students and families, and to provide family-friendly, accessible classical music and arts programming for a wide range of people throughout our community.
There has never been a more important time to provide children with these meaningful musical opportunities. Please support the Sacramento Institute for Music & the Arts, and help us spread the gift of musicality and appreciation of the arts as far as we can reach.
Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you on May 20th.
Become an event sponsor!
Mozart Sponsor - $500 Become a Mozart sponsor and help us reach our goals! Includes 2 tickets and acknowledgement in the event program.
Vivaldi Sponsor - $1000 Help us reach our goals even faster by becoming a Vivaldi sponsor. Includes 4 tickets with VIP seating and acknowledgement in the event program.
Beethoven Sponsor - $1500 Become a premier level Beethoven sponsor and help us ensure the success of this event. Includes 6 tickets with VIP table seating and acknowledgement in the event program.
Please contact Ingrid Peters at 916-242-8342 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become a sponsor of this event. Thank you!