The Garden State Philharmonic’s Music for Young People program shares the power of music with more than 3,500 public and private school students through hands-on classroom demonstrations led by the Conductor and guest professional artists; live chamber ensemble assemblies, and free to the public Young People’s Concerts uniting the professional artists and participating students in performance. Through classroom visits and musical assemblies, young people learn about orchestral music, instruments, the science of sound, musical excerpts from the concert, concert behavior, and the growing list of ways they can get involved in music. Pre-concert activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo led by veteran GSPYO members and a Student Artwork Gallery compiled by art teachers. Originally piloted solely in the Toms River Regional Schools and later expanded geographically, the Music for Young People Program is adapted in collaboration with partnering schools and districts. Fees for the program are subsidized by government, corporate and private foundation grants. Costs to partners are determined based on program adaptation and duration of the program.
To begin laying the foundation for having the Music for Young People Program in your school or community e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.