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Results from Irvine Foundation Funded Survey of Santa Barbara Music Patrons and Audiences Released.

Last Fall many of you received a letter from the Santa Barbara Arts Commission requesting your participation in an arts community music/audience survey.  The purpose of the survey was to increase knowledge and understanding of how Santa Barbara County residents make decisions about participating in local music offerings; what their program preferences are; and their familiarity with local music organizations.

This month the Arts Commission received the survey results and a report prepared by Yael Silk, the independent consultant contracted for the study. Survey results are available through a link on our website home page

On behalf of the Arts Commission and staff I thank Santa Barbara Symphony staff and all those who took the time and made an effort to be part of survey….improving our understanding of the habits and interests of local music enthusiasts and patrons.

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