Intensive musical residency program pairs Symphony musicians with elementary school students
Second grade students at Airport Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant district will present a special musical assembly and performance showcasing all they’ve learned during the St. Louis Symphony’s Adopt-A-School program. The concert takes place at the school on Thursday, December 8 at 2pm.
Adopt-A-School provides an in-depth approach to music education. It features weekly visits from St. Louis Symphony staff and musicians which focus on classical music, basic musical skills and learning the instruments of the orchestra. One special visit even featured a hands-on conducting class taught by St. Louis Symphony Resident Conductor Ward Stare. In addition, the students at Airport Elementary school prepared for and attended a St. Louis Symphony education concert, took part in a special percussion demonstration and got a behind the scenes tour of Powell Hall. The St. Louis Symphony’s Adopt-A-School program at Airport provided a positive experience this year for many students who were directly impacted by last May’s devastating tornado.
During their school assembly on December 8, the students will show off all that they’ve learned, performing and presenting a musical they wrote and composed using their new skills.