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2012-2013 YPC dates and program information
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All programs are 50 minutes in length and are held at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium. Concerts start at 9:45 am and 11:10 am.
The San Antonio Symphony Young People’s Concert Series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
What is a Young People’s Concerts?
The San Antonio Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts have introduced youth to live orchestral music since 1943. The Symphony firmly believes that music is a very important component of a child’s growth and development. Programs are designed to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives in fine arts and a core subject area. Geared towards third, fourth, and fifth grade students, YPC’s engage students with carefully planned and highly-educational programs of music and lecture.
The interdisciplinary connection of our 2011-2012 YPC series was Reading. Through the series, Adventures of Reading in Music!, the Symphony explored a wide-variety of topics related to reading, such as music inspired by literature and relationships between writing forms and styles and their musical counterparts. We are excited to announce the co-curricular theme for the 2012-2013 YPC Series: History and Geography. This year we will examine music from different lands and cultures and the influence it has had in history across borders and oceans. Click here for 2012-2013 YPC dates and program information
There will be a total of 18 concerts annually with an interactive component to each one. A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide and a CD of concert selections are made available in advance to prepare students for each visit.
Approximately 28,000 students attended the 2011-2012 Young People’s Concerts, of those almost 20,000 came from public schools and over 50% of those students come from low income and Title 1 schools, are of a minority background, and considered “at risk.” The Symphony makes a particular effort to reach out to these students because many national studies emphasize the effect music can have on a child’s education—better grades, lower dropout rates, and well-rounded social skills. Click here to see more music education facts and statistics!
The Symphony recognizes that transportation costs and the price for admission are significant obstacles schools face in order to benefit from our educational programs. The Symphony addresses these problems by providing over $100,000 in scholarship funding to public schools each year, thanks to our generous donors. Scholarships cover 100% of the cost of tickets and also partial transportation costs to Young People’s Concerts for low-income and Title 1 schools, and many other schools that otherwise would not be able to attend. Click here for more information about ticket and transporation scholarship. New! Apply online for ticket scholarship! (available after August 13, 2012)
For any questions regarding Young People’s Concerts, please contact Jeremy Brimhall, Director of Education (210) 554-1006 email@example.com
Young People’s Concerts are generously sponsored by:
Texas Commission on the Arts
Bexar County Department of Community Resources
George W. Brackenridge Foundation
Alfred S. Gage Foundation
Louis J. and Millie M. Kocurek Charitable Foundation
Sacks Charitable Trust
Texas Women for the Arts
Martha Ellen-Tye Foundation
Marjorie T. Walthall Perpetual Trust
Saint Susie Charitable Foundation
Valero Energy Corporation
Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation