COACHING AND MASTER CLASSES
Coaching & Master Classes provide aspiring student musicians in grades 6 through 12 with invaluable feedback directly from professional Charlotte Symphony performing artists. Our musicians visit band and orchestra classes to work directly with students to improve their playing technique and create conversations and performance sessions that cover a wide variety of musical topics.
- CSO musicians come into band and orchestra classes to work directly with students through individual or sectional coaching sessions to help them increase their playing technique and overall musicianship.
- A dialogue/performance session between students and CSO musicians that cover a variety of musical topics (practice skills, performance etiquette, improvisation, etc.) or a formal session where students perform for and receive feedback from CSO musicians.
Bring the orchestra into your school with a Prelude Ensemble performance. These special presentations are open to students in grades K-12. Prelude Ensembles support North Carolina Standard's for Music Education and serve as an introduction for students to the instruments of the orchestra. Our professional musicians perform an interactive 45-minute program that includes discussion about their instruments, the repertoire, and featured composers. Each program also includes time for students to ask questions.
INTEGRATIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
The Charlotte Symphony has a long history of providing exciting and educational artist-in-residence programs for students of all ages. These programs integrate music with the core-curriculum in accordance with the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards. By integrating elements of music with a particular subject, the musician-educator uses music to develop the students' imaginations so that they are better able to grasp academic concepts, to employ critical thinking skills and to express themselves.
Educational Explorations through Music (Language Arts)
Interpreting History through Art
School Programs Manager, Charlotte Symphony