YMEP (Young Musicians Education Program) is one of our longest standing programs, bringing artists into the school. Three violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a bassist visit all 10 secondary schools in the Spokane Public Schools district and both Mead District High Schools for a total of 344 visits throughout the year.
Working with students one-on-one or possibly with the entire class, these musicians are able to significantly raise the proficiency of the secondary school music students. Schools contribute half the cost. A total of 759 students were served during the 2018-2019 academic year.
HIGH SCHOOL CONCERTS
The Spokane Symphony visits all of the high schools within a 50 mile radius, on a rotating basis, for a performance at the school. When appropriate, student musicians have the opportunity to play side-by-side with the orchestra. Symphony musicians and the conductor will visit the school preceding the concert for workshops to prepare the students if they perform at the concert. This concert also involves students who assist with concert production – lighting, sound, set up, marketing, etc. These performances can be scheduled during the school day or evening.
YOUNG FRIENDS OF THE SYMPHONY PROGRAM
FREE TICKETS FOR CLASSROOMS
Teachers may request free tickets for students to attend a Spokane Symphony Masterworks concert. Teachers are required to prepare students for the experience with provided program notes and information about the concert prior to the performance, followed by a questionnaire after the concert.
The Spokane Symphony Teen Leadership Council is a group of teens from area high schools who advocate for and serve the mission of the Spokane Symphony as ambassadors within their schools and our community.