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Support to Schools

Registration or scheduling for any of the following programs can be done by contacting:

Kathryn Myers
VSO Director of Education
education@victoriasymphony.com
(361) 576-4500

Masterclasses

VSO Masterclasses are designed to help build students’ musical and technical skills by observing and working with professional musicians. Masterclasses give support to music educators by providing resources to enrich their students’ educational opportunities and encouraging students to explore the vast world of the Symphony Orchestra.

2021-2022 VSO Masterclasses

*reservations required
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Jazz Improvisation Masterclass with D. J. Sparr, Electric Guitar
Victoria Fine Arts Center 9:30 am

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Guitar Masterclass with D. J. Sparr, Electric Guitar
Victoria Fine Arts Center 1:00 pm

Thursday, April 29, 2022
Vocal Masterclass
Victoria Fine Arts Center

Traveling Instrument Petting Zoo

Would your students like to see and play instruments from the orchestra? Try the Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, and a large assortment of Percussion instruments. Treat your classes to a noisy, fun time, and schedule the zoo at your school! Petting Zoo Planning Information & Guidelines 2021

Meet the Maestro

Would your music ensemble or class like to learn how to use their music skills after high school and beyond? Have Darryl One, Victoria Symphony Music Director, speak with your music students about what it means to develop life-long involvement with music and the arts.

Teaching Artist Presentations

Teaching Artist Presentations can be requested by schools looking to help expand student knowledge of specific skills or instruments. VSO musicians travel to schools to demonstrate the techniques or concepts as requested by music educators.

Careers in Music Presentations

The VSO Director of Education will present Careers in Music to schools and clubs, with a reservation. Music careers require a wide variety of gifts, talents, and intelligences! Careers presented fall under the headings of Education, Performance, Conducting, Composition, Medical/Therapy, Hands-on Instruments, Church, Publishing, Recording, and Administration.

Create-a-Symphony Booklets

These free lesson plan booklets introduce how to create your own instruments from home products, write your own music, and perform as a group. Related disciplines such as Math, Science, and Reading are highlighted. These are especially valuable to elementary schools that are without a designated music teacher.

Meet & Greets

Public and private school music teachers new to the 10-county Crossroads area are introduced to VSO educational opportunities and area music ensemble options. The VSO Director of Education will meet new teachers at their home campus, by appointment.

Crossroads Education Connection Newsletter

At the beginning of each school year, this e-newsletter is sent out to public and private school music educators and administrators, as well as home school contacts, within the 10-county area we serve. The newsletter announces education programs for the season and gives detailed information about each program.

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