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Please note that until August 2013, zSharp was called
ETM-Bay Area.1

May 8th Reception to Benefit Music Education

April 03, 2014

May 8th Reception to Benefit Music Education

Join us Thursday, May 8th, 6-8pm at Arc Gallery in San Francisco as we raise a glass to salute the transformative power of music education!

You are cordially invited to a special zSharp reception to celebrate the end of the school year and premiere of our brand new promotional video short.

Come mingle with fellow zSharp enthusiasts and see what all the buzz is about while enjoying some snacks, our wine and beer bar, and an exclusive opportunity to view the National Juried Exhibition “Like a Tom Waits Song” at the famed ARC Gallery and Studios.

Entrance is free, so be sure to bring your friends—we’ll see you there! Register today.

Promotional Video

March 31, 2014

Promotional Video

​zSharp has engaged Parlor production agency to create a short new promotional video to help convey our message in a concise, easy-to-share visual format.

We recently finished a day of shooting at two of our partner schools, Coronado and Peres Elementary, showing our innovative curriculum in action and talking with teachers and principals about the valuable role zSharp plays in their student's education, as well as conversations with the students themselves.

Join us on May 8 for a special screening!

Executive Director Dylan Tatz Named “50 Under 40” Leader

March 17, 2014

Executive Director Dylan Tatz Named “50 Under 40” Leader

The Social Enterprise Alliance recently selected zSharp Executive Director Dylan Tatz as a participant in the “50 Under 40 cohort for emerging social enterprise leaders.”

He will be honored at their 14th annual summit, happening April 2014 in Nashville, TN. For more infomation, visit summit14.org.​

 

Expansion to New Partner Schools

February 20, 2014

​zSharp is currently exploring new partnerships with 22 Bay Area elementary schools, most of whom proactively reached out to zSharp.

Depending on the results of our current fundraising efforts, we expect to expand to 4-5 new schools in the fall, expanding our existing program from 4,400 to approximately 7,000 underprivileged children being served every week.

New Infographics on Site

February 07, 2014

The Home and Data pages of our website now feature attractive and informative infographics by designer Moly Yim.

We've got some impressive numbers to share and are pleased to share them in such an eye-grabbing fashion!​

Partnership with SF Opera

January 14, 2014

Partnership with SF Opera

ETM-Bay Area is proud to announce a new partnership with the San Francisco Opera, in which we will work together to provide music and opera education for all the students at Valley View Elementary in Richmond. As with existing ETM-Bay Area schools, every child in every grade will participate in at least one music class per week which will be completely integrated into the school day and taught by a certified music teacher.

Growing Partnership with SF Opera

January 14, 2014

Growing Partnership with SF Opera

zSharp’s partnership with San Francisco Opera is well on its way, providing music and opera education for every student at Valley View Elementary in Richmond.

As with other zSharp schools, every child in every grade participates in at least one music class per week that is completely integrated into the school day and taught by a certified music teacher.

At Valley View, however, classes are split between zSharp’s Chris Winslow and SF Opera Education faculty, who deliver coordinated lessons providing not only basic music education, but also experience with the multiple arts of opera.

The program culminates with fourth-sixth graders performing their own ten minute opera!

zSharp Ahead of Financial Projections

January 14, 2014

We are proud to report that, thanks to our generous supporters, zSharp is currently ahead of our financial projections for the year.

Significant personal donations, as well as support from the Clarence E. Heller, S.H. Cowell, and D'Addario Foundations have pushed us 9% ahead of our budget for the fiscal year.

We look forward to continuing this positive momentum by expanding to more partner schools from our wait list next year.

Rally Campaign Wrapup

January 03, 2014

We are proud to report that our first crowdfunding campaign on Rally was a huge success.

Thanks to 2,504 generous supporters we raised over $27,000—almost three times our $10,000 goal.

This money will bolster our education programs and help provide every student, in every grade, with a music class every week.

Thank you!

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1 As of August 2013, zSharp is no longer affiliated with Education Through Music. “Education Through Music”, “ETM”, the claripen logo and ETM keyboard logo are trademarks of Education Through Music, Inc.