Music Matters! Educational Outreach Programs
This program allows students in grades K-3 to experience the four instrument families in the symphony orchestra through multi-disciplinary workshops based on a thematic selection of literature. During each performance workshop the chamber ensembles demonstrate their instruments' possibilities, perform a wide variety of music, and serve as accompanists to a narrated story, teaching both literary and musical concepts such as narrative, plot and meaning, character and theme development, melody, harmony, rhythm and tone color.
An exciting opportunity for students (and adults) to hear the full symphony orchestra in all its splendor. Presented in an educational and entertaining format, the program centers around a theme and often utilizes narration and collaboration with other area artists. Our 2017 presentation is "Peter and the Wolf,"
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A two-week intensive training program taking place at Rutgers University-Camden for band and orchestra musicians in middle school and high school. The Symphony’s staff & talented young musicians provide instrumental lessons, chamber music coaching, wind ensemble and orchestral performance experience, and the opportunity for enriched study in theory, history, and conducting. The camp concludes with a final public performance featuring all of the students playing side-by-side with their teachers.
As part of The Symphony’s long standing commitment to American music, this competition provides opportunity for young composers to submit new orchestra compositions. The winning composition is premiered and professionally recorded by Symphony in C on a subscription concert and is considered by the Theodore Presser Company to be included in its rental library.