The Cape Symphony & Conservatory’s Educational Outreach programs strive to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts. Our mission to Inspire Joy through the Arts drives our outreach initiatives which aim to provide accessible, fun and engaging opportunities of excellence for our diverse community.
All programs are free to participants thanks to generous grant and donor funding.
Outreach Program Highlights:
Young People’s Concert: Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s famous educational concerts, the Young People's Concert gives 2,800 Cape Cod elementary school students the opportunity to hear the Cape Symphony live at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center.
LinkUp: This Carnegie Hall-designed program provides music educators with special tools to prepare their students to perform with the Cape Symphony right from their seats in the audience. Students in grades 3-5 sing and play recorder in a highly interactive concert that strives to recruit the next generation of talented musicians!
Tix4Music: Students and their chaperones can receive free tickets to select Cape Symphony concerts. Tickets are underwritten by generous donors, enabling students to experience the thrill of a live symphony orchestra performance.
Symphony in the Schools: Our newest program strives to bring the talented musicians of the Cape Symphony into Cape Cod schools so that students can hear their instruments up close and learn about the incredible art of chamber music. This project also helps connect school music programs with our Artistic Director, Jung-Ho Pak, giving students the unique opportunity to work with a professional conductor!
Jazz in the Schools: Aside from being many students’ first opportunity to hear live jazz, this concert cleverly weaves in lessons about its historical and cultural significance to the United States. Jazz in the Schools is led by Bart Weisman, drummer and Cape Conservatory C-Jazz Director.
MusicWorks! Everyday: Participants in this uniquely designed listening program are exposed to classical music for five minutes at the beginning of each school day, five days per week. By listening to the same composition accompanied by interesting facts, stories, and concepts over the course of a week, students not only become knowledgeable about the featured music and the composer; but they also improve their ability to focus.