Music is a wonderfully effective way to engage, inspire and educate students. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, a music instructor or a home-school parent, our offerings can open up a whole world of possibilities for you and your children.
Bring a small ensemble of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to perform for the students at your school.
Small ensembles of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra musicians bring the orchestra off the stage and into your school for a close-up musical experience where children are active listeners. These 30-minute performances are designed to introduce classical music and the instruments of the orchestra to students in grades K to 5.
$150/visit (includes two back-to-back 30-minute performances)
To schedule a visit at your school, contact Sarah Ruddy at (734) 994-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already scheduled a classroom concert? Below are a number of resources to help prepare your students for the visit.
Classroom Concerts: Brass Quintet
Prepare your students for a Brass Quintet performance with information about brass instruments, exploration of the repertoire on their program, and practice being a good audience member.
Classroom Concerts: Reed Trio
Prepare your students for a Reed Trio performance with information about brass instruments, exploration of the repertoire on their program, and practice being a good audience member.
Classroom Concerts: String Quartet
Prepare your students for a String Quartet performance with information about string instruments, exploration of the repertoire on their program, and practice being a good audience member.
Supported by the Worthington Family Foundation, Toyota, and Comerica.
Conductor and Artist Workshops
Be inspired by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Music Director Arie Lipsky or a visiting artist. The Conductor or Artist could work with your orchestra to prepare for an upcoming performance or speak with your students about commitment and their life as a musician. This program works best with kids in grades 5 to 12.
To schedule a visit to your school, contact Sarah Ruddy at 734-994-4801 or email@example.com
Instrument Petting Zoos
Give students a chance to bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments they see and hear in the orchestra.
It's a fun and educational program, suitable for Pre-K through 5th grade, that teaches how vibrations become sound. and sound becomes music. Instrument Petting Zoos inhabit schools and day care centers, family concerts, festivals and farmers markets in Southeast Michigan.
Learn fundamental techniques and musicianship from Ann Arbor Symphony musicians. Musicians work with students in small groups on music chosen by their teachers.
“So I asked Aidan if he enjoyed his time with Arie coaching the group, and he said ‘mom it was amazing, after he was with us everything shifted and we went from just playing notes to music having feeling.’"
Share the stage with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Students and professionals work together to prepare for an unforgettable, shared concert experience. Each program is individually tailored to support the needs and abilities of your school orchestra.
To learn about partnering with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a Side-by-Side Experience, contact Sarah Ruddy at 723-994-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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