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18 Sep 2018

BACK TO SCHOOL Report to the Community

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”  –Gerald Ford

Music Matters

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is deeply engaged in music education, and has been impacting Utah students through live orchestra and opera Education Outreach performances for more than 40 years. Why? Because music education changes lives and creates opportunities for future success.

 

See first hand how the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera help your community. Through our education programs, we reach every school district in the state of Utah on a 3-5 year basis. And last year we reached 40% of the schools.Do you have any questions for us? Tell us in the comments and we may answer them live.

Posted by Utah Symphony on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

 

Music Director Thierry Fischer speaks about the importance of music education alongside USUO President/CEO Paul Meecham and Education Outreach and Community Director Paula Fowler.

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Through our education programs, we reach every school district in the state of Utah on a three to five year basis. And last year we reached 40 percent of the schools. For the full annual symphony education report, visit us here.  


Symphony in the Schools

As part of our education initiative, Utah Symphony programs a full orchestra or chamber orchestra (45 to 50 musicians) each year that travels great distances to play in schools with any size auditorium.

Your concert was inspiring and beautiful. It moved my soul. Thank you for taking the time to come and play for us. It really means a lot.” Student at Logan High School, after a Utah Symphony school concert

 

Correspondence from a student in the Washington school district

Correspondence from a student in the Washington school district

 


5th Grade Concerts

Utah Symphony is proud to give the fifth graders of our state the opportunity to hear beautiful music played by a professional orchestra within the acoustical brilliance of Abravanel Hall to create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Students at a 5th grade concert at Abravanel Hall

Students at a 5th grade concert at Abravanel Hall

 


Musicians in the Classroom

From conducting a school ensemble in rehearsal to sitting in with a section in rehearsal, musicians of Utah Symphony engage with students throughout the state.

 

Paula Fowler, Director of Education at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, teaching students at Bluff Elementary.

Paula Fowler, Director of Education at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, teaching students at Bluff Elementary.


Dive Deeper

Follow the links below to learn more about the role of music education in our state and beyond.

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