Arts, Culture, and Humanities

California Music Project

  • San Rafael, CA
  • www.californiamusicproject.org

Mission Statement

The California Music Project's mission is to strengthen music education in California's K-12 schools.

Main Programs

  1. CMP's Music Teacher Training Initiative
Service Areas

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California

California

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

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Steve Venz

Keywords

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music education, music teacher training, fellowship, music leadership

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EIN

20-3003191

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Our vision is to help develop stronger students, schools and communities through music education.

Programs

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Program 1

CMP's Music Teacher Training Initiative

CMP's Music Teacher Training Initiative encourages promising university music students to pursue a degree in music education. They assist in K-12 classrooms in low or middle socioeconomic schools. CMP fellows gain real-life experience while being mentored by a seasoned music teacher.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$153,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

California

Funding Needs

We are currently raising funds for our Music Teacher Training Initiative

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CALIFORNIA MUSIC PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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California Music Project

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Steve Venz

BIO

Steve Venz is also the principal of Quincy Jones Elementary
School, a new Los Angeles Unified School District school that emphasizes
academic excellence through music and the arts. It is the first public, urban
elementary school of its kind that focuses the instruction around jazz music.
The school is located in South Los Angeles, near Central Avenue, a major
thoroughfare in downtown LA that was a thriving center of jazz for three
decades beginning in the 1920's.

For seven years, Mr. Venz was the music administrator for
the Los Angeles School District, coordinating, supervising and supporting the
elementary, middle and high school music students and teachers. He is currently
the Advocacy/Legislation Representative for the California Association for
Music Education.

Mr. Venz holds a M.A. in Educational Administration from
California State University, Northridge and a B.M. In Music Education from the
University of Georgia.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We believe music education adds value on every level to a
student's comprehensive educational experience. What you may not know is that
CMP Fellows keep students engaged in school through music education. Students
who drop out of school hurt themselves and our communities through wasted
opportunities. In real dollars, it is estimated that California students who
drop out of high school cost state taxpayers $46.4 billion annually, according
to a study by the California Dropout Research Project of the UC Linguistic Minority
Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara. The impact of high school attrition
takes the form of medical costs, welfare, crime and lost tax revenues. A recent
study by Columbia University states that “during the next 10 years, dropouts
will cost the nation nearly $3 trillion if the dropout rate remains unchanged.”

Despite academic,
economic and social challenges, disadvantaged students participating in music
programs taught by passionate, well-trained teachers, stay in school and
graduate.    

Music programs bring together a cross-section of students who are often
socially marginalized within their schools because of linguistic and cultural
differences. When students learn the universal language of music, they develop
a sense of community and kinshiwhile learning,
through their CMP Master Teachers, how to sustain and focus their instructional
efforts."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Gunderson

Governance and Transactions LLC/Chief Executive

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