EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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

Sensory Friendly
Concert

At the Fox Theater

Sensory Friendly Concert

Sensory-friendly concerts are designed for people on the autistic spectrum or who have any other sensory sensitivity and their families. Modifications for these concerts include relaxed house rules, reduced volume and altered lighting levels, sensory support equipment, and trained on-site volunteers. The program is also chosen with an energy profile in mind so that we start and end with calm and quiet music. FREE and open to public with reservation.

Free Family
Concert

At the Fox Theater

• Monday, June 3, 2024

Free Family Concert

Bring the whole family to experience the Spokane Symphony for FREE. Tickets are free and open to the public with reservation.

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

PLATINUM EDUCATION SPONSOR

Spokane Symphony Education programs are sponsored in part by:

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