Our Educational Programs
Our educational programs serve over 25,000 children a year, and we are recognized nationally for our innovative approach and high impact. We all know of the documented benefits of children learning music, and we firmly believe that by introducing classical music to a new generation of students through our programs, we are helping them to make critical connections between music and their everyday lives, making their NBSO experience enriching on multiple levels.
With innovative and exciting musical programs like Music in the Morning, Learning in Concert, Symphony Tales and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra continues to provide authentic and engaging musical experiences for the children in our local schools. We believe educating young people is a central part of our mission.
Learning In Concert
The Learning in Concert program is designed as a unified, comprehensive, three-phase curriculum project spanning an entire school year. LIC uses a concept-based arts integration model where a musical concept is explored alongside other art and academic areas that authentically share the same concept. Learn more about the LIC program and listen to student compositions.
Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras
The Youth Orchestras program comprises five ensembles and a chamber music program for students of all ages, from beginners through advanced players. Learn more about SMYO!