The Symphony For Life Foundation is being created to make a profound difference for children living in disadvantage here in Australia. We will give them every opportunity to shine, encourage them to be the very best they can be, and help them achieve their full potential in life. That's what we are about...
Our vision is for an Australia where its children are empowered to believe in themselves, their dreams achievable, their imaginations fired, living in communities transformed and inspired by their achievements.
Our mission is to create uplifting, positive changes in the lives of children and young people in need, through the transformative effects of a powerful music program, to help them reach their fullest potential.
Our goals are many, covering social change, the children's musical journey, and those for the organisation itself, which will support the children and our programs:
Social Change Goal Arrest and ameliorate issues associated with poverty, disadvantage and dissociation in children and youth, by providing a supportive and encouraging community-based network of rich and excellent orchestral art music programs for children and youth, in order to create uplifting and lasting positive changes in their lives, and in the communities in which they live. Musical Journey Goal To impart a very high standard of musicianship for all the participants of our programs, through excellence in teaching, and the highest standards of music education, to enable the young musicians to play fearlessly, joyously and expressively, to the very best of their abilities.
Organisational goals Create and Support Symphony For Life Programs
Establish pilot programs in all major cities in Australia within the first five years
Support and where necessary, restore existing El Sistema-based programs
Collaborate with other similar organisations to establish fully funded programs
Create a sustainable model and process
Develop sustainable multi-sourced funding
Establish and maintain effective and open board governance
Provide excellence in the management of the social mission
Positively Engage Community with Business and Government
Create strong and positive community engagement
Develop a mutually beneficial corporate and business engagement
Maintain a richly collaborative approach in the private and public sectors
Make Symphony For Life an On-going Process
Provide an orchestra succession plan
Provide a vocational plan
Build a Teaching artist - Festival Orchestra
Create a paid demonstration orchestra which is made up of the teaching artists, excellent music graduates and best students
Tour it around the communities we are planning to work with
Develop it as the Foundation pinnacle 'youth orchestra' and choir
Use it to generate funding, sponsorship and donations across Australia