For over 70 years, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra has been an essential part of the fabric of the Muncie Community. Several years ago, the Muncie Symphony launched a new community partnership called Together in Music. This project was immensely successful reaching thousands of area residents. Through generous funding, the MSO is excited to announce that Together in Music will continue to bring great classical music and arts education to the Muncie Community.
Together in Music strives to share our passion for live symphonic music and to cultivate new relationships throughout our community. With the focus on early childhood and family education, members of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra are visiting our community centers, public libraries and family-friendly public events to give live performances, offer information about our instruments, share books about composers and the instruments of the orchestra, and give students the opportunity to experience playing a variety of instruments.
Interested in scheduling a visit? Contact the Muncie Symphony Orchestra at 765.285.5531 for more information.
Together in Music Instrument & Music Presentation
(Recommended Ages: All Ages, ages 3+)
A professional musician, music teacher, or BSU student will provide an educational music presentation. We also offer duos, trios, and other small groups of instruments. Presenters will provide a short performance demonstration on their instrument(s), teach students about select music topics, and/or a Q & A session. Presentations can be adapted to emphasize topics such as Rhythm and Meter, Pitch, Musician and Audience Concert Etiquette, Careers in Music, and Music History. Presentations can range from 20-45 minutes or more, and multiple presentations can be scheduled back-to-back.
Together in Music Group Book Reading
(Recommended Ages: PreK-1st, ages 3-7)
A presenter will read a musical related book to your students, provide a short performance demonstration on their instrument(s), and/or teach students about select music topics. Book Reading presentations are typically 20-25 minutes.
Together in Music Bucket Ensemble
(Recommended Ages: 4th-5th, ages 10-13)
A professional musician will lead this weekly percussion-based activity to promote community and team-building. Students meet once per week at a designated site for 6-8 weeks, and may perform at an event. Each class is 45 minutes long. Ideal class size is 6-8 students, but can be any size.
Thank you to our funders for their support of MSO Community Engagement Initiatives: Ball Brothers Foundation, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., George and Frances Ball Foundation, and City of Muncie.