Music education helps students learn, achieve and succeed. It is continuously proven that music education enhances motors skills, fosters superior memory and sharpens thinking skills. Thus, music contributes to the cultivation of well-rounded productive citizens who benefit from these lifelong positive effects.
The Savannah Philharmonic is excited to continue Orchestra Lab, a free educational program for area students throughout the City of Savannah, Chatham County and surrounding areas. Orchestra Lab consists of in-school education and outreach programs during the entire academic year. The Philharmonic’s professional musicians, in partnership with music teachers and band directors, provide in-school sectionals, helping the students to achieve their personal and academic music goals. Soloists performing with the orchestra are invited to give masterclasses to groups of students who are studying the same instrument as the soloist. Also, Philharmonic musicians continue to perform in small chamber ensembles at area schools in a variety of settings to introduce students to chamber music, discuss repertoire, and explain rehearsal techniques and group dynamics.
In addition, the Philharmonic plans to present a Young People’s Concert for area students during the Tenth Anniversary Season. This performance will feature familiar orchestral works, coupled with pieces from our masterworks series for an exciting introduction to Savannah and the power of orchestral music.
To learn more or to volunteer, please contact our office at 912-232-6002.