In School Programs
World famous musicians present an intimate and delightfully informal concert experience – right in your school! Teachers can choose from brass, string, or woodwind ensembles. This is a perfect way to prepare your students for coming to a Youth Concert at the Meyerson. Ensembles come directly to your school, introduce their instruments to the class, perform an engaging variety of repertoire, and interact directly with students. Programs are tailored precisely to fit the needs of each age group, and audience sizes are limited to ensure that each child gets the most out of each program.
The cost for two back-to-back, interactive Symphony YES! performances is only $350.
Available ensembles, and the recommended age groups for each program, are as follows:
- Recommended for grades 1-4
- Recommended for grades K-6
- Recommended for grades 3-5
- Recommended for grades K-5
- Recommended for grades K-5
- Recommended for grades PK-3 (can do 3 back-to-back performances of 25 minutes each for K-1)
To schedule a visit by a Symphony YES! ensemble to your school
please click here.
Symphony YES! ensembles are also available to visit middle schools for coaching, clinics, sectionals or performances aimed at recruiting new members for the school band and orchestra programs.
LearningPartners funding may be used for both Symphony YES! and a Teaching Artist visit if you are a DISD campus. All visits MUST be pre-paid in full. All Dallas area schools are welcome to request a visit by a Symphony YES! ensemble. Schools outside of Dallas may be asked to pay mileage costs for any visit that takes place, in addition to the cost of the ensemble.
Please CLICK HERE to fill out information to be considered for a Symphony YES! booking. Once this is received, you will be contacted by the DSO Education Coordinator to schedule an ensemble visit. You will then be faxed or e-mailed Symphony YES! Agreement Form, which must be filled out completely and signed by both the participating teacher and the school principal. Failure to return the Symphony YES! School Agreement Form will result in a cancellation.
Completed School Agreement Forms may be faxed, mailed or emailed, with full payment, to:
Sarah Hatler, Education Coordinator
2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
All teachers that schedule a Symphony YES! visit will receive one Music Fun Facts book to help prepare their students before their scheduled visit.
Official Sponsor of the 2018/19 'Symphony Yes!' Program:
Bring Amazing Music to Your School!
"Often a single experience will open the young soul to music for a lifetime."
- Zoltán Kodály
Based on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's highly acclaimed Amazing Music concerts for television, these participatory sessions, led by a DSO Teaching Artist, engage students in fun lessons that integrate music with other subjects. Students watch excerpts from the award-winning Amazing Music videos, then join their classmates in activities that appeal to a wide range of learning styles.
A DSO Teaching Artist will consult with school personnel in advance of the residency to determine curricular areas of focus.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Interact with a DSO Teaching Artist.
- View a video performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
- Participate in a fun, curriculum-based activity integrated with music.
- Reinforce knowledge learned in the classroom through an engaging music lesson.
- Be creative!
Alternatively, the DSO can offer engaging, participatory workshops for teachers that demonstrate how music can be integrated into the classroom. The award-winning videos with their companion curriculum guides provide a broad range of activities and lessons for grades 1-6. During the 90-minute workshop, teachers see excerpts from the videos, receive an overview of the curriculum guides, and participate in hands-on activities that link music to other subject areas. A focus on lessons integrating language arts, social studies, science, or math can be arranged by advance request. One video/curriculum guide 4-volume set is included in the price of the workshop. No advance knowledge of music is required for workshop participants.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how music can be an effective teaching tool.
- Gain hands-on experience in how to integrate music into the curriculum.
- Participate in activities that utilize all learning styles and intelligences.
- Acquire interdisciplinary lesson plans that creatively approach aspects of TAKS objectives and core curriculum.
- Have fun with activities that are interactive, experiential and engaging with loads of kid appeal!
To schedule an Amazing Music workshop for either teachers or students, contact Sarah Hatler at (214) 871-4006, or firstname.lastname@example.org.