EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A hallmark of the Spokane Symphony, we nurture a passion for music with learning opportunities for all ages.

2022-23
Education
Masterworks
Concert

At the Fox Theater

Masterworks 9:
Stravinsky’s Firebird

• Saturday, May 13 at 7:30pm
• Sunday, May 14 at 3pm

Education Masterworks Concert

The Spokane Symphony honors educators at one Masterworks weekend each season. Awards are presented to selected Outstanding Elementary and Secondary Music Teachers and Outstanding Arts Advocate Administrator. We invite students and teachers to nominate candidates for this award. Award winners are selected by the Spokane Symphony Education Committee based on their leadership role and service to the students, school and community.

Nominate Your Favorite Educator

Any private or public school administrator or school music teacher that currently teaches within the greater Spokane Community (Spokane, Spokane Valley, Mead, Medical Lake, Cheney, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene).

One administrator and one music teacher will be honored at the Education Masterworks Concerts.  

Simply write the name and school of the educator you want to nominate and submit.

2022-23
Symphony Day

Fall 2023
at The Fox Theater

Registration coming soon!

Symphony Day

All 4th and 5th graders in the Greater Spokane region are invited to attend an interactive concert which introduces the instruments and their unique sounds. Designed to correlate to school curriculum, the program includes pre-concert classroom activities.

2022-23
Link Up

April 26, 2023
at The Fox Theater

Link Up

In Partnership with Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall

Students learn to play the recorder and sing using workbooks and teacher guides. Offering three levels of competence ranging from learning the basics to more advanced playing, educators can participate with students Grades 3-5 for three consecutive years. The Link Up program culminates with the students playing their recorders and singing with the Spokane Symphony at the Fox Theater.

Resources Included

  • Curriculum guide with lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music.

  • Workbook for each student

  • Professional development webinar for teachers

  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute online resource center with additional lessons and resources including THE ORCHESTRA SWINGS, a skills-focused curriculum with audio for teacher and students.

  • Access to the LINK UP online community where contributors share ideas, student work, videos and photos.

To Participate
in YMEP:

Contact:
Alexandra Rannow

Young Musicians Education Program (YMEP)

The Spokane Symphony’s longest standing education program brings musicians to the students. Three violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a bassist visit all of the secondary schools in the Spokane Public School and Mead Districts. The musicians work with classrooms and often time one-on-one with students for a total of 344 school visits throughout the year.

The Spokane Public School District and the Mead School District contribute half of the cost of producing YMEP.

The YMEP program is such an excellent way for all my students to encounter musical teachers who are working professionals. The students enjoy the specialized attention with visitors, receive help on their instruments and orchestra music that I can’t give them, and I enjoy the deeper work in orchestra that we can achieve because of this program.

Mari Kellogg, M. Mus.
Director of Orchestras
Lewis & Clark High School

Spokane Symphony Education programs are sponsored in part by:

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