Request a visit from Together in Music to your school or organization by submitting our online request form.
The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Together in Music program strives to share our passion for live symphonic music and to cultivate new relationships throughout our community, with a focus on early childhood and family education. Together in Music is a FREE, grant-supported program that brings instrument petting zoos, instrument demonstrations, and book readings to visit schools, daycares, community centers, and family-friendly public events throughout east-central Indiana.
The extremely popular Instrument Petting Zoo allows you to discover the joy that comes from making music! Appropriate for ages 3+, the instrument petting zoo provides children and adults a hands-on experience with a variety of musical instruments from the orchestra. Guided by our knowledgeable staff, participants will hold various musical instruments and learn how to make a sound on each one.
The MSO offers Instrument Demonstrations, given by a professional musician. Recommended for ages 3+, instrument demonstrations last 20-30 minutes. Presenters will provide an educational lesson about their instrument, a short performance demonstration, and have a Q&A session. Upon request, the presenter may also teach students about select topics, such as music history or concert etiquette.
Pre-K-1st grade group book readings, suitable for ages 3-7, are also available. A presenter will read a music-related storybook to your students, provide a short performance demonstration on their instrument, and/or teach students about select music topics. Book reading presentations are typically 20-25 minutes.
Please contact Dr. James Thompson at 765-216-0970 to schedule a Together in Music visit or to learn more about these programs.
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