EDUCATION: MUSIC FOR LIFE
The North Carolina Symphony leads the most extensive music education program of any symphony orchestra. Each year, we serve more than 70,000 North Carolina students of all ages and provide training and resources for teachers in alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Music education has been a pillar of our mission for more than seven decades, and we are proud to build the next generation of musicians and music lovers.
We are grateful to our music education supporters for their dedication to the importance of the arts in the lives of young people.
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We invite students to see and hear the Symphony wherever they are—and learn What Makes Music, Music! Access with password 1932.
Music Discovery, part of PNC’s Grow Up Great program, combines music with storytelling for preschoolers and their families.
Learn about our virtual Education Concert, our ongoing Meet the Instruments series sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Puffin Foundation West, our new Adopt-a-School program, and more!
As students grow in their musical pursuits, they have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.
NCS values and recognizes the work of outstanding music educators in North Carolina, with whom we carry out our music education mission. 2020/21 honorees will be announced soon.
This participatory video project will bring people of all ages across North Carolina together (virtually!) in a collective celebration of the inspiring “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The project is sponsored by UNC Health.