the Spokane Symphony seeks to engage new and/or underserved audiences where they live by presenting programs that stimulate enthusiasm for orchestral and instrumental music. The orchestra, ensembles and individuals will do this by giving concerts and interactive presentations of music that is familiar to a wide range of the community and that represent the diversity of cultures among us.
The Spokane Symphony works in partnership with the Spokane Tribal Elders to bring music education and traditional Native American musical arts and story-telling to the public schools in the Wellpinit School District, located on tribal lands. The Spokane Symphony musicians work with the schools and students, enhancing their music education program and encouraging students to participate in life-changing music study.
This popular program takes place at various community events throughout the season, including the Spokane District Libraries, the Museum of Arts and Culture, and at our Concerts in the Park. Instrument Petting Zoos offer children a first hands-on introduction to the uniqueness of the different instrument families. Instruments courtesy of Hoffman Music.
Music Invovates is a mentorship program dedicated to changing the lives of local at-risk children through music. The Spokane Symphony partners with the Spokane Public Schools to provides over 100 underserved students with hands-on classical music instruction and coaching from symphony musicians and experienced school teachers.
The Spokane Symphony arranges for available guest artists to lead master classes for advanced music students. Students, who are selected by audition, have the opportunity to work with a world class artist and gain feedback from a professional adjudicator. By making Master Classes open to the public, it gives attendees insight into the technique required to play the instrument as well as the personality of the artist.