Music matters because it opens new horizons and favorably impacts socio-economic aspirations.
Invest in Music… because music matters!
Music Matters to Young People…
Music on the Move! Travels to the classroom where students experience a mini-performance by MSO ensemble. Students have a chance to participate in a casual, personal, interactive musical conversation presented by a string quartet. The program brings to life culture, history, and meaning of music and meets the state music education standards 6,7,8 and 9. The elementary students also receive free tickets to one of the MSO concerts. Program funding is tight. Thanks to our sponsors Vectren Foundation and Mutual Bank Foundation, MSO can fund 10 visits this fall featuring Graduate String Quartet. In the past the program included as many as 28 educational visits. The woodwind quintet or brass quintet are also available if funding can be secured. Your donations and our underwriters make it possible to keep the program free to schools.
More information on Music on the Move program here.
Call 285-5531 if you have questions about free Music on the Move visit for your school or to make a designated donation to help us continue and expand this program.
Young People’s Concert… is a free concert of live symphony music with full orchestra experience. Our young people’s concerts host more than 2,000 elementary students, their teachers and families. Music matters because it opens for them new horizons of artistic and cultural experiences, has a positive effect of learning, develops creative imagination and favorably impacts socio-economic aspirations. McDonalds and Robert A and Beverly D. Terhune fund grant made it possible to put this concert for children back into MSO schedule this year, but MSO is looking for additional funding to present Young People’s Concert next year.
More information on Young People’s Concert here.
Call 285-5531 if you would like to make a designated donation to support this children’s concert.
Please Support Education…
Contributions for the Young People’s Concert and/or Music on the Move would allow MSO to continue both of these outreach programs. Mark your donations to specify the Young People’s Concert or Music on the Move! or both if you wish. Please give generously to help the Muncie Symphony Orchestra to meet the hopes and expectations of today’s young people. Music education donations will be gratefully acknowledged in the Spring program book. Partner with your friends to sponsor a Music on the Move ensemble. Thank you!
Education Outreach Funding Goals:
Young People’s Concert – need additional $5,000
Increase number of Graduate String Quartet school visits - $250 per visit
Add a woodwind quintet to Music on the Move program - $200 per visit
Add a brass quintet to Music on the Move program- $200 per visit
All BSU and IVY Tech Community College students are eligible for a free ticket to each of MSO’s Classical concerts. Present a valid student ID at the Emens Box Office by 5 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled concert to receive your ticket. Tickets the day of the concert for BSU and Ivy Tech Community College students with a valid student ID are $5.00.
BSU Graduate Students may request one set of Season Tickets with a valid student ID. The spouse of a BSU Graduate Student may purchase Season Tickets at a 50% discount at the same time. Visit the MSO office to request/order season tickets.
This is your chance to see the Muncie Symphony at work in rehearsal in the Emens Auditorium or Sursa Hall. Open Rehearsals give high school and college students and their teachers the opportunity to learn from Muncie Symphony musicians, guest artists and conductors. Students are invited to observe a complete (2 ½ hour) rehearsal; there will be a fifteen minute break approximately halfway through. Following the rehearsal, the conductor, guest artists and/or select members of the MSO may take questions from students.
Open Rehearsals are free of charge, but seating is limited. Reservations must be made in advance through the MSO office. Attending students are expected to treat the open rehearsal as a learning event, listen to the symphony rehearsal actively and attentively; participating schools are encouraged to only bring students who are motivated and interested plus enough chaperones to ensure a positive experience. Concert etiquette is required during all rehearsals. Reservations should be made no later than a week before rehearsal date. Please indicate a first and second choice when making a reservation.
Please check our calendar for the concert schedule and call our office if you plan to attend a rehearsal. Rehearsals usually take place the week of the concert, Wednesday through Friday.
One hour before selected MSO concert, listen to an informative and engaging talk about the music to be enjoyed during the concert. The talks are presented by conductors, musicians or guests. More info here.
Instrument Petting zoo (presented in partnership with Muncie Music Center)
See, touch and try out orchestral instruments during intermission at the Holiday Concert, at Festival on the Green and Picnic and Pops free of charge.
The instrument Petting Zoo is available to you for a small fee at other events. Call the MSO office for more information 285-5531
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
The MSO holds a yearly competition for young musicians in the region. Two divisions – the Junior and the Senior- provide the opportunity to select two winners: a younger player and a more seasoned player. Both division winners will have a performance opportunity. Please read more information on the 2012-2013 season Young Artist Competition in the application form below.
Date: January 12th 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sursa Hall on the Ball State University Campus
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013
More information here.