Starting in 2003, Concerts at the Point began assisting local music directors and teachers to sustain music education and enrichment. Initially we drew on performers from our concert series and other musicians to make presentations in schools.
In 2013, we started working with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s exciting Education Outreach Program, helping to bring their program to elementary schools in Tiverton, Westport and Fall River. This past school year, more than 1500 elementary school students in those three school systems participated.
The NBSO uses a concept-based integration model for its educational curriculum geared for grades 2-5. Each year, their programs are linked by a fundamental concept that is shared between classical music and other subject areas in the school curriculum. Concepts presented in the past include Symmetry, Contrast, and Adaptation; for 2016-2017, it will be Gravity.
Visit the NBSO Community/Outreach webpage for more information and photos. Click on Learning in Concert in the right hand block.