Education: Musicians in the Classroom

Let the Boise Philharmonic bring the music to your students!

The Musicians in the Classrooms program sends 14 Boise Philharmonic professional core musicians to over 275 second-grade classrooms throughout the school year. The program engages students at a time where reading and literacy is critical, tying in imagination and musical ideas to make both art and reading more exciting. 

In this close and intimate setting, Boise Philharmonic musicians take time to introduce their specific instrument and explore creative elements like tone color and musical character. By relating these concepts to core reading concepts like visualization, making connections, and making predictions, students walk away with a powerful tool for creativity and literacy. Students are encouraged to listen, learn and ask questions. Multiple studies have shown that developing listening skills through music has a positive impact on reading skill. Our musicians love becoming a real and relevant support system to the Treasure Valley schools' curricula. 

Boise Philharmonic musicians are able to visit classrooms free of charge to the schools through your generous donations. Please help provide them with the ability to continue bringing creative art and music to children by donating.

For Teachers: You may sign-up for a Musicians in the Classroom appointment for the 2017-2018 season! Click HERE to find out more information 

Contact Lauren Folkner for more information or to schedule a Musician in your classroom.