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Anaheim Ballet

Anaheim Ballet's mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation. Anaheim Ballet provides quality performances to audiences of balletomanes as well as novice ballet-goers and acts as a haven to talented Southern California artists and as a magnet to international talents.  Anaheim Ballet's Educational Outreach and Scholarship STEP-UP! program is committed to the promotion of classical ballet and providing its numerous benefits to those otherwise not able to receive them. Anaheim Ballet has three distinct arms to implement and fulfill its mission: A professional performing company, a training school for career-track and recreational training, and an educational outreach program for the underprivileged. 
 
Activities of the performing company: Performances with the Philharmonic Society of OC and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; Seasonal concerts including Mixed Repertory, the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.; Fall School Bus-In concerts for the Anaheim City School District; Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Arts Teach assemblies for public schools.
 
Activities of the training school: Daily career-track training (alumni are currently dancing at the Oregon Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Austin Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Anaheim Ballet and Disneyland); Daily recreational training; Master classes with teachers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and more; Student performances at festivals and special events; Four week summer intensive training program with end of session performance; annual Spring Concert open to the public
 
Activities of the community outreach program STEP-UP!: Daily free classes; Participation in the annual Spring Concert and Summer Intensive Program; Participation in Anaheim Ballet productions via audition process; Participation in Master Classes

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Chamber Music OC

Chamber Music | OC has emerged as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chamber Music | OC provides the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. Chamber Music | OC will also feature special collaborative projects integrating resident and guest artists with talented young musicians as part of the distinguished CMOC Young Artist Program. Using music as a means of connecting with diverse populations drives Chamber Music | OC’s commitment to community service. Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through unique outreach projects in partnership with and tailored to the needs of local community organizations.

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Chance Theater

We believe that theater is like a gym for empathy. It’s where we can go to build up the muscles of compassion, to practice listening, understanding and engaging with people that are not just like ourselves. Our mission is to utilize the power of live theater to contribute to a more compassionate, connected, and creative community. We support this mission by providing socially-conscious, intimate theater experiences, generating dialogue between our diverse communities, empowering young minds, and nurturing local artists.

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Choral Arts Initiative

Our Mission

The Choral Arts Initiative works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music through vocal collaboration and performance, and to inspire musical creativity through unique outreach and education programs.

 

Our Vision

The Choral Arts Initiative will foster and promote both emerging and established repertoire through composer-ensemble collaboration, performance, and community partnership. Choral Arts Initiative will also provide unique arts education programs to inspire and empower the next generation of music contributors and consumers.

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EL TORO HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND PAGEANTRY BOOSTERS

Our mission is to develop a passion for music in high school students and to make music education available to all students regardless of previous experience or financial situation. Music should be an integral part of the school curriculum because it furthers the educational and social values of a quality education.

The study of music increases the quality of life in young people and enhances the study of other academic subjects.   We also believe this makes students happier, respectful members of society.

 

Our goal is to:

1. develop appreciation of music for a lifetime.

2. develop the ability to work as part of a team.

3. learn self-discipline and responsibility.

4. broaden cultural horizons

5. learn of music career and high education opportunities

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Festival Ballet Theatre

Festival Ballet Theatre's mission is to enrich Orange County, California's artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet through exhilarating performances, a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers, and stimulating educational outreach programs for children and adults. Festival Ballet Theatre achieves its mission through the following objectives:
  • Present exhilarating, professional quality contemporary and classical performances of the finest Vaganova ballet technique.
  • Preserve and pass on to future generations historic fairy-tale classical ballets.
  • Invigorate ballet by sponsoring, creating, and presenting new contemporary works.
  • Provide a nurturing and intensive artistic home base and performance opportunities to some of Southern California’s most talented dancers and choreographers.
  • Facilitate collaboration and nurturing relationships between these artists and international professional artists and organizations.
  • Provide access to quality ballet productions at affordable prices.
  • Target and reach out to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Through its arts education outreach programs, introduce artistically underserved children and adults to ballet and increase their developmental growth and creativity.

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Fullerton Friends of Music

The mission of Fullerton Friends of Music (FFM) is to present high quality classical chamber music performances to the community in and around Fullerton and Orange County, CA. The organization believes that "classical music for smaller spaces" is a genre in which the great composers have expressed their most intimate and profound feelings. Thus its focus has been, since its inception in 1958, on chamber music. FFM seeks to present music from varying time periods—from baroque to contemporary music—firmly rooted in the Western classical tradition of art music. All concerts are performed by accomplished professional chamber music ensembles and presented free to the public.

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Harborlites Chorus

Harborlites' mission is to be an exciting award-winning chorus performing four-part harmony, barbershop style. We are committed to the highest standards of musical excellence, education, personal growth and the magic we create in every captivating performance.      

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Helping Others Prepare for Eternity

The mission of H.O.P.E. is to "Turn Despair into HOPE" by providing access to a myriad of services to disadvantaged women, children and associated families.

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Irvine Barclay Theatre Operating Co.

Artistic vision combines with educational and civic values to drive Irvine Barclay Theatre’s (IBT) mission, which is: “To broaden the scope, availability and appreciation of the arts in Orange County by being a leading cultural presenter of diverse and exceptional artists, and by providing a state-of-the-art venue for community cultural organizations and university programs.” To accomplish this, the Barclay (1) presents and commissions top quality artists from around the world in artistic and educational programming that is rare in the region, and creates and sustains signature programs, such as its Contemporary Dance Series, Hawaiian Music Masters Series, National Theatre Live and the New World Flamenco Festival; (2) provides an affordable first-class venue to community and university artists and to a wide range of cultural organizations, ranging from storefront operations to the Wooden Floor and Philharmonic Society of Orange County; and (3) welcomes the public into a space distinguished for its human scale (750 seats) and excellent production values for world class performances at neighborhood prices.

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KidSingers

To empower at-risk youth to gain singing artistry, self-esteem, college scholarships, and a sense of community accomplishment through musical education and performance opportunities.

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Laguna Beach Live

Laguna Beach Live! strives to increase the awareness of and participation in diverse musical experiences, enhancing the reputation of Laguna Beach as a music town. To this end, we present high quality live musical performances that are accessible…affordable, intimate and in our community. Education for our kids is a high priority.

Our goal is to continually increase the quality and number of professional live performances in the city throughout the year, especially in the non-summer months, and to offer educational programs to promote the appreciation of music for the enjoyment and education of residents, especially students. We believe increased cultural activities will enrich the lives of all who attend these events and have a positive economic impact on the city.

 

 

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Laguna Dance Festival

To present world-class dance performance, increase public appreciation for the art, and provide quality dance education.

For over a decade Laguna Dance Festival has presented world-class dance in intimate settings such as local art galleries and the Laguna Playhouse.  The Festival generally takes place in September, bringing national and internationally recognized dance companies to perform. Lead by Jodie Gates, Founder and Artistic Director, the Festival has grown  establishing a year-round presence providing free community performances at local art galleries and the Laguna Art Museum during selected First Thursdays Art Walk, Festival of Arts summer series and other activities such as Dance on film. A series of Master Classes taught by renowned teachers and choreographed are offered throughout the year for advanced students aged 12 and older. The week-long summer intensive is a highlight for aspiring dance students. In 2016 Laguna Dance Festival established a scholarship fund to help young artists achieve their goals in a competitive and often costly pursuit. LLlaguna Dance Festival has been the recipient of numerous local awards for its innovative and provocative programming as well as recognized nationally in such papers as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. 



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LYRIC OPERA OF ORANGE COUNTY

There is no instrument more capable of nuanced communication than the human voice. Its versatility can unite mankind and allows us to make unique connections with one another. Some scientists, linguists, and archaeologists even believe that the concept of language evolved from the singing, or melodic sounds of our distant ancestors. No matter the era or mother tongue, music moves people and provides a way to experience humanity’s greatest joys and trials. Our mission is to create and share intimate musical experiences that honor the operatic repertoire, while keeping the stories meaningful for a modern audience. We champion local performers and artists, fostering their unique abilities and showcasing their talents in the community.


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There is no instrument more capable of nuanced communication than the human voice. Its versatility can unite mankind and allows us to make unique connections with one another. Some scientists, linguists, and archaeologists even believe that the concept of language evolved from the singing, or melodic sounds of our distant ancestors. No matter the era or mother tongue, music moves people and provides a way to experience humanity’s greatest joys and trials. Our mission is to create and share intimate musical experiences that honor the operatic repertoire, while keeping the stories meaningful for a modern audience. We champion local performers and artists, fostering their unique abilities and showcasing their talents in the community.

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation

Our mission is to use our historic property and stunning grounds, as a home base for experiences that stimulate creativity and imagination. Our aim is to bring the arts to every inch of our region that has the need and the desire for it. 

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Orange County Women's Chorus

The Orange County Women's Chorus creates and performs outstanding choral literature, engages and enriches our audiences, and celebrates women in music.

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Pacific Chorale

We inspire our community through artistry and innovation in choral music performances and education programs.

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Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony’s mission is to inspire, engage and serve Orange County through exceptional music performances, and education and community engagement. Its vision is to lead a renaissance in the appreciation, accessibility and impact of classical music in the region through creativity, responsiveness and innovation. 

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County

The mission of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County is to foster an appreciation for music by presenting national and international performances of the highest quality, while also providing dynamic and innovative music education programs for individuals of all ages.

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Saddleback Concert Chorale

"The Master Chorale of  Saddleback Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing a valuable cultural service to Orange County in the presentation of choral masterworks, and to the encouragement of the musical performing arts in general. In addition, we strive to offer our performers, and members of the audience, the opportunity to participate in professional level choral masterpieces, and to provide a networking group for music professionals and semi-professionals to enhance and broaden their musical careers."

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County, creating a more culturally connected and vital community.  We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at The Center and across the region.

We will maintain the excellence of our core artistic and educational programs while demonstrating the entrepreneurial resolve to extend resources, know-how and creativity out into these communities we engage. The Center will be transformed into a cultural center and dynamic town square deeply engrained in the fabric of our community, artistically ambitious, yet accessible to all, one that shines as the very model of the successful performing arts center of the future. We will show that together we thrive when we make the arts matter.

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Shakespeare By the Sea

Mission

To create theatrical experiences for audiences in culturally diverse communities to make theatre accessible to all. To provide theatre presentations that incorporate community values and ideas into a timeless and dynamic theatrical experience.

To ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression, while offering a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion.

Vision

Through our performances, we seek to explore to truth of the human spirit through Shakespeare’s texts, affording each individual an unparalleled intellectual and emotional encounter.

By offering FREE productions in public venues we can reach the broadest demographics of English and non-English speaking audiences, allowing unlimited access without prejudice.

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SOC | Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County

SOC will build bridges between the cultural and generational diversity of our community through live theatrical experiences including innovative and affordable productions of Shakespeare, creating an artistic home for the entire OC community. Collaborations with diverse cultural organizations for our Shakespeare productions and an intensive high-school education and internship program are two key programs moving us toward accomplishing our goals. 

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South Coast Repertory, Inc.

South Coast Repertory was founded in the belief that theatre is an art form with a unique power to illuminate the human experience. We commit ourselves to exploring the most urgent human and social issues of our time, and to merging literature, design, and performance in ways that test the bounds of theatre’s artistic possibilities. We undertake to advance the art of theatre in the service of our community, and aim to extend that service through educational, intercultural and outreach programs that harmonize with our artistic mission. 



 

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South Coast Symphony

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.

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SYMPHONY IRVINE

We strive to give professional-quality performances of the world’s greatest orchestral and choral compositions, and to share our passion for music with audiences of all ages in Irvine and greater Orange County. We are committed to enriching the arts in our community not only through inspired performances, but also through cultural exchanges and educational opportunities for young and rising musicians in Orange County.

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THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS

The All-American Boys Chorus empowers and gives voice to boys from diverse backgrounds to build self-confidence, self-discipline, leadership skills, and realize achievement through the transformative power of music.

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The Laguna Playhouse

The mission of the Laguna Playhouse is to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community.

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The Wooden Floor for Youth Movement

The Wooden Floor brings about generational change to break the cycle of poverty for children and families in Orange County, California. Our goal is to teach young people what it takes to succeed in school and life. At The Wooden Floor, children learn how to move forward, out of poverty, into lives filled with potential. The Wooden Floor mission is to empower low-income youth to strengthen self-esteem, self-discipline and their sense of accomplishment through dance, academic and family programs.

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YORBA LINDA SPOTLIGHT THEATER COMPANY

"Inspiring young artists with creativity, friendship and a passion for performing." The Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing arts education and performance opportunities to the aspiring artists of Orange County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, fun and positive experience for all of our participants and produce high quality performances with professional technical elements. Besides our full-scale musicals, we also offer classes in Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama, Voice and Piano.

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