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The SSO’s Musical Discovery Series, with underwriting from the Caddo Parish School Board, is an area-wide educational program serving schools in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. The Musical Discovery Series includes five distinct programs, each specifically designed to teach one or more aspects of music:
During the 2013-14 season, the SSO will invite Caddo and Bossier Parish fourth and fifth graders to performances by the full symphony orchestra at RiverView Theater.
SSO Small Ensemble performances will be offered in a variety of forms to Caddo and Bossier schools, and will be particularly aimed toward underserved schools.
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASSES
SSO Guest Artist Master classes will bring national caliber artists to work directly with the students of the area, both at the college and high school levels.
SSO musicians will also serve as coaches and mentors to small groups of public school students who are already participating in band or orchestra programs, giving them important one-on-one support and guidance in their musical studies.
MOMENT OF MUSIC
Up to five participating schools will be sent a curriculum of classical music sections. Each week one selection is played for the entire school each morning. At the end of the week a lesson is given covering history, composition, musical instruments involved, and information about the composer.
Music Memory is a contest in which participating schools work with third, fourth and fifth graders to teach them to recognize selected musical works. Each school then chooses teams of students who must correctly identify the title and composer of each piece at a final live concert by the Shreveport Symphony. The Musical Discovery Series will serve over 21,000 students, providing enrichment to existing school curricula, and, in some cases, providing the only musical experiences the students will have.
Open Rehearsals will be available to music students, who can observe and learn from the professional preparation process between the artists and the maestro.
For more information or to schedule a school visit, please contact the SSO at 318.222.7496.