Encore

Encore is a fun, social membership group that provides opportunities throughout the year to meet and socialize with other current and alumni OCSA families! Proceeds are tax deductible and provide valuable support for schoolwide initiatives. For additional information on membership and benefits, please contact Anna Belmer, Development Manager, at anna.belmer@ocsarts.net.

Membership benefits include:

  • The opportunity to participate in fun Encore events in collaboration with OCSA’s arts conservatories
  • Recognition in OCSA’s yearlong Season Performance program
  • Invitations to special events, including pre-performance receptions and exclusive cooking classes
  • Pre-sale premier ticketing to select performances, including Season Finale
  • And much more!

Here are some examples of recent projects funded by Encore memberships:

  • Weather-proof awning for the second floor patio of the Humanities Tower
  • 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
  • Sound system in the Center for the Arts Event Center
  • College and Career Fair
  • Mentorship Program 
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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 $210,000 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!