ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Music educators are invited to view a FREE online workshop, where North Carolina educators present curriculum-aligned materials and lessons for the Symphony’s 2022/23 Education programs. The 2022/23 Teacher Workshop is sponsored by Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
During the 2022/23 school year, the education will continue with new concerts and curriculum-aligned material for elementary students, supported by lead education sustainer Truist.
What Makes Music, Music? (Grades 3-5)
Our concert for grades 3-5, What Makes Music, Music?, explores core musical concepts through a diverse range of cultures and composers.
In-Person Education Concerts
Education Concerts at Meymandi Concert Hall begin at 10:30am and last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5/person. Curriculum-aligned lessons and activities are available on our Online Resources for Educators page.
Funding is available for public and charter schools demonstrating financial need, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ensembles in the Schools
Through the Ensembles in the Schools program, the North Carolina Symphony creates intimate learning experiences for students with a wind quintet and a string quartet.
The ensembles, comprised of North Carolina Symphony musicians, give an interactive performance that reinforces the fundamentals of music and demonstrates the teamwork involved in music making. The NCS education staff and musicians work collaboratively with classroom teachers to create a program that is entertaining and supports North Carolina curriculum guidelines.
Ravel’s String Quartet
Our latest Ensembles in the HOME Schools video introduces students to some of the unique ways that string players make music on their instruments.
The video is supplemented with background reading along with two lesson plans and accountability assessments.
Meet the String Quartet
Our first Ensembles in the HOME Schools video features the opening from our string quartet’s program, featuring music by Beethoven and even some singing by our musicians!