From concerts for school children, to hosting musicians in the classroom, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has a variety of educational programs for schools in and around Anne Arundel County.
Concerts for School Children
Each year, the Symphony performs annual education concerts for thousands of elementary school children from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, area private schools, virtual learners and homeschooled students. These concerts take place during the school day at Maryland Hall, and expose students to symphonic music in a fun, inviting, and often humorous way.
The Symphony strives to:
- Introduce elementary schoolchildren to live music performed by a professional orchestra
- To teach students about the four instrument families
- To engage young listeners with multi-media elements, such as theater, dance, magic or puppetry
- To reinforce that music is fun and accessible
Teams of Annapolis Symphony musicians regularly visit AACPS schools to assist music teachers by providing individual coaching and instruction to instrumental music students.
Local school orchestras have greatly improved through their participation in this program and have seen an increase in their scores at local orchestra competitions.
Adopted Schools Include:
- Brooklyn Park
- Bates Middle School