Bring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Education & Community Engagement Ensembles to perform for the students at your school. Book Today!
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.
For the 2019-2020 school year there are three Education Ensembles:
- The Brass Quintet (2 trumpets, trombone, french horn, and tuba)
- The String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
- The Woodwind Quintet (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, french horn).
Our musicians have worked this year with A2SO education staff and a local retired elementary music educator to develop interactive ways of introducing each piece and helping the students stay engaged through listening. You’ll hear our musicians give the students something to listen for or something to do silently from their seats for every piece. The theme of this year’s program is “Music Moves”. Your students will not only hear 30 minutes of fantastic professional repertoire but they will learn specifically how “The Brass Quintet Moves”, “The String Quartet Moves” or how “The Reed Trio Moves”!
$200/visit (includes two back-to-back 30-minute performances)
To schedule a visit at your school please fill out this form.
Financial assistance is available for Title I schools.
“This was a great opportunity for the students to see and hear live music up close, which is not something they experience often if ever. Thank you for coming and being so positive in your interactions with the students. It was perfect for their level of understanding and experience.”
– A School Principal
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.
A2SO Brass Quintet: Ross Turner, Mike McGowan, Kurt Civilette, Donald Babcock, Brendan Ige
Classroom Concerts: Woodwind Quintet
Prepare your students for a Reed Trio performance with information about reed instruments, exploration of the repertoire on their program, and practice being a good audience member.
A2SO Woodwind Quintet: Aliana Bercilla, Yuki Harding, Elliott Ross, Christian Green, Kurt Civilette
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.
A2SO String Quartet: Jenny Berg, Barbara Sturgis-Everett, Jacqueline Hanson, Alicia Rowe
Classroom Concerts are supported by Toyota, Comerica and the Music Performers Trust Fund (MPTF).