Our Impact

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Last year, more than

4,700 people

from San Luis Obispo County and beyond came to town to experience the excitement of a live orchestral music performance

Last year, more than

4,700 people

from San Luis Obispo County and beyond came to town to experience the excitement of a live orchestral music performance

Our signature concert series,

Concerts in the Cohan,

is an anchor in the Performing Arts Center and brings world-class artists and special guests to perform with 80 local musicians in our orchestra.

Our signature concert series,

Concerts in the Cohan,

is an anchor in the Performing Arts Center and brings world-class artists and special guests to perform with 80 local musicians in our orchestra.

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The Symphony is an integral part of the local economy, attracting high caliber business, education and healthcare professionals to San Luis Obispo County. We hire local businesses, vendors, professionals and musicians to support our concerts, programs and special events.

We invest more than

The Symphony is an integral part of the local economy, attracting high caliber business, education and healthcare professionals to San Luis Obispo County. We hire local businesses, vendors, professionals and musicians to support our concerts, programs and special events.
We invest more than

$1.4 million

per year to bring concerts and music education to our community

We invest more than

$1.4 million

per year to bring concerts and music education to our community

Money
School

We provide orchestral string education to children in

14 local schools

through our Strings in the Schools program. This low-cost program is the only one of its kind in the county that provides lessons in violin, viola and cello for children.

We provide orchestral string education to children in

14 local schools

through our Strings in the Schools program. This lost-cost program is the only one of its kind in the county that provides lessons in violin, viola and cello for children.

The San Luis Obispo Symphony is committed to music education! Last year, our programs served

1,921 students

The San Luis Obispo Symphony is committed to music education! Last year, our programs served

1,921 students

SLO Symphony teachers, conductors, coaches and volunteers work with students of all skill levels – from absolute beginners who have never played an instrument before, to advanced musicians.

SLO Symphony teachers, conductors, coaches and volunteers work with students of all skill levels – from absolute beginners who have never played an instrument before, to advanced musicians.

Violin

Our music education programs help kids develop discipline, responsibility, and teamwork, and build a strong foundation for a lifelong passion and appreciation for music.

Our music education programs help kids develop discipline, responsibility, and teamwork, and build a strong foundation for a lifelong passion and appreciation for music.

We bring the music to the people! Our fan favorite

Instrument Petting Zoo

made an appearance at 13 community events and festivals last year. Kids and adults alike get to experience hands-on fun with our menagerie of musical instruments.

We bring the music to the people! Our fan favorite

Instrument Petting Zoo

made an appearance at 13 community events and festivals last year. Kids and adults alike get to experience hands-on fun with our menagerie of musical instruments.

Trombone Festival
Tickets

Last year we provided

362 FREE tickets

to children and students for our No Ties Allowed dress rehearsals. With discounted pricing for seniors, No Ties are a fun way to experience classical music in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.

Last year we gave away

362 FREE tickets

to children and students for No Ties Allowed dress rehearsals. With discounted pricing for seniors, No Ties are a fun way to experience classical music in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.

The five ensembles in the San Luis Obispo Symphony

Youth Symphony

give young musicians opportunities to perform, compete, and develop their musical talents. Last year, 192 students participated in the Youth Symphony, racking up an impressive 240 hours of rehearsal time!

The five ensembles in the San Luis Obispo Symphony

Youth Symphony

give young musicians opportunities to perform, compete, and develop their musical talents. Last year, 192 students participated in the Youth Symphony, racking up an impressive 240 hours of rehearsal time!

Trumpet
Piggy Bank

Last year, the San Luis Obispo Symphony provided

$19,000

in scholarships to music education students. We strive to make music more accessible for everyone by offering need-based scholarships and tuition assistance to low-income families, and by providing affordable rentals to those who may not be able to buy an instrument of their own.

Last year, the San Luis Obispo Symphony provided

$19,000

in scholarships to music education students. We strive to make music more accessible for everyone by offering need-based scholarships and tuition assistance to low-income families, and by providing affordable rentals to those who may not be able to buy an instrument of their own.

Did You Know?

Concert tickets and tuition payments cover only a third of the cost of our programs. You can help the San Luis Obispo Symphony continue to make a lasting impact in our community by making a donation today.