Encore

Encore is a fun, social membership that provides opportunities throughout the year to meet and socialize with other OCSA parents and grandparents! Best of all, proceeds are tax-deductible, providing valuable support for school-wide initiatives. For additional information on membership or member benefits, or for member concierge assistance, please contact Elizabeth McKibbin at elizabeth.mckibbin@ocsarts.net or 714-560-0900, ext. 5531.

Membership benefits include:

  • Recognition in performance programs.
  • Invitations to private events and receptions.
  • Invitations to special events, including Season Premiere, pre-performance receptions, Tree Lighting, and Gala!
  • Small group cooking classes.
  • Pre-sale premier ticketing to select performances, including Season Finale!
  • Exclusive OCSA parent parking pass - access to all staff and student parking lots. (Not for use by students.)
  • The opportunity to win $2,500 for arts enrichment and/or master artist guest teachers for your student's conservatory! (Awarded to the conservatory with the most Encore members.)

Here are some examples of recent projects that Encore has been able to fund through the generosity of its donors:

  • Weather-proof awning for the 2nd floor patio
  • Upgraded air-conditioning system in Symphony Hall
  • Flat-screen televisions in Symphony Hall
  • Technology for academic teachers and arts directors
  • Security upgrades including exterior lighting and cameras
  • Purchase of School Loop technology
  • Sound system in Center for the Arts Event Center
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Parent Support Organization (PSO)

OCSA’s Parent Support Organization (PSO) provides an opportunity for parents to stay connected to what's happening at OCSA, while maximizing the school experience for all OCSA students. PSO further strengthens the bonds of communication within our school community and promotes cooperation between family and school in meeting the needs of our students. Over the past several years, PSO has given more than $120,000 back to OCSA in support of school-wide initiatives.

The mission of PSO is to help provide a time and process for collaboration and sharing between parents, students, teachers, and staff; help provide resources to the school in order to further enhance students' academic, artistic, physical, and emotional growth; help organize OCSA parents for volunteer efforts and keep them informed; and help solicit parent input into decision making on school policies.

If you are an OCSA parent or guardian, your voice belongs in the PSO. Please e-mail PSO@ocsarts.net with any questions!