Music on the Move! is a free program available through a partnership between Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Ball State University School of Music. Elementary students experience a small chamber ensemble (string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet) in a casual, personal, interactive musical conversation. Performances for students of all ages are upbeat and informal. Programs are age-appropriate and last approximately 25 minutes. The program works best in a small auditorium, or a choral, music or band room and with no more than 50 students; same day, up to 3 back-to-back ensemble performances at one location are available. This program is also available to pre-schools, non-profit educational organizations, nursing homes and adult day-care centers and groups of home schooled students. The ensemble available for schools in 2012-13 season is marked with *
Program support for fall semester comes from
Program support for spring semester comes from
Maxon Fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Ball Brothers Foundation, Old National Bank Foundation and Muncie Noon Rotary Club.
Strings Quartet (SS4) *
Instrumentation: Trumpet (2); French horn, trombone, tuba
Program Music is a Language. Let’s Talk Brass!
Available for audiences in grades K-6 Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am to 10:30am January 8 through April 30th.
Woodwind Quintet (WW5)*
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn
Program Music is a Language.
Let’s Talk Woodwinds!
Available Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am to 10:30am January 31 through April 30.
Call MSO office (765-285-5531) for more information.
*The program relates directly to the Indiana State Music Standards 6, 7, 8, and 9.
- Standard 6 (listening to, analyzing, and describing music).
- Standard 7 (understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts).
- Standard 8 (understanding music in relation to history and culture).
- Standard 9 (evaluating and critiquing music and music performance).
Help support MSO Educational programs with a designated contribution:
YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT Local elementary students attended this concert of live symphonic music free of charge.
Program: Music is a Language!
The Young People’s Concert, held during the school day, engages young minds through an exciting full-orchestra performance. This morning performance by the Muncie Symphony correlates with Indiana Standards of Learning. Participating schools receive student listening guides, and a teacher guide in advance of the performance. Both elementary and secondary students are invited to Young People’s Concerts; age-appropriate performance guides help students and teachers get the most out of the concert experience. The concert on January 30, 2013 was geared toward 4th, 5th and 6th graders , though students of any age were welcome at all concerts. Concerts serve city, county public, private and home-schooled students. Watch a short video excerpt from the concert
Check out photos from the concert
Young-People’s-Concert-_For-teacher_ (1) (includes lesson plans).
More information on our guest conductor and guest violinist and host here.
This Concert is Supported by
McDonald’s of Muncie
Robert A. and Beverly D. Terhune Fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County
The Maxon Fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County
Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County
Indiana Arts Commission
MSO season media partners are IPR and WIPB
Special thanks to all our educational outreach program sponsors!
SUMMER JAM… WITH THE MSO- NEW PROGRAM. Read more here.