The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music

Palm Beach Symphony shares the gift of music through The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music.

Partially funded by a matching grant along with corporate sponsors and individual gifts, the Symphony offers vital music education programming which includes its Children's Concert Series, artist-in-residence programs, teacher resources, donated instruments, and an extensive collaboration with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for STEAM Nights.

Palm Beach Symphony has worked diligently to expand and develop its music education initiatives and continues to increase its reach each year to students and school music programs throughout Palm Beach County.

Over fifty years ago, a brave American man stepped out of a landing craft onto the surface of the moon and made history. With the help of the Demetrius Klein Dance Company and four exciting pieces of all-American music, Palm Beach Symphony brings that indelible moment of Milky Way magic to the stage through an interactive concert in which students will literally take part in exploring such scientific concepts as the Earth’s rotation, gravity and telescope viewing. All this while thrilling to a powerful Copland fanfare, the soaring themes of Star Wars and sharing the adventures of a very special resident of Earth’s satellite, Rocky de Luna, an inquisitive moon rock.

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Children's Concerts

Palm Beach Symphony presents lively chamber music concerts enhanced by enlightening narration by local musicians, historians, and scholars.

These informative and engaging chamber music programs provide both entertainment and learning.

Both Playing Still: The Dean of Afro-American Composers and Treasures from the Spanish Providencia are intended to be performed without intermission with a total running time of approximately 75 minutes for an adult audience. Either can be shortened to accommodate a school performance of 45-50 min, or as needed.

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Chamber Chats

Do you know a marvelous music teacher in Palm Beach County who deserves some extra recognition? Students, parents, colleagues and members of the community are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year.

Teachers can be nominated for such things as their outstanding instructional technique, ability to nurture talent and ability for connecting with and inspiring their students.

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Instrumental Music
Teacher of the Year

Through a yearly audition process, Palm Beach Symphony awards one to three high school seniors in Palm Beach County who are planning to pursue a degree program in music with an advanced level instrument. Each student recipient will work closely with Palm Beach Symphony to identify, test, and select the ideal instrument, enabling them to further their studies and share their music with others into the future.

The award was renamed in the second year of the program in honor of Lisa Bruna, for her talents as a writer, her passion for helping others and her significant contributions to the Palm Beach Symphony.

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Lisa Bruna B-Major Award

Do you have an instrument at home collecting dust and not being played? Give new life to your instrument by giving it a new home. Palm Beach Symphony happily accepts donations of professional or amateur quality orchestral instruments for needy young musicians.We ensure the instruments meet performance standards and then donate them to underserved Kindergarten – 12th grade students or school music programs in Palm Beach County.

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Instrument Donation

Palm Beach Symphony musicians present lecture demonstrations by performing select pieces and speaking about the music, the instrument, the composer, and their background and life as a musician. These unique opportunities help familiarize students with the instruments of the orchestra, the musicians, and the music they perform. Lecture Demonstrations may be presented in a variety of formats with a solo musician, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet.

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Lecture Demonstrations and
in-school concerts

A masterclass is an individual coaching session by a master musician in front of an audience, a class, or in public. Student musicians will perform a prepared piece for expert feedback on areas for improvement, including musical technique, style, interpretative qualities, presentation, and overall musicality.

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Masterclasses

Student musicians learn technique, tone, posture, and proper instrument position in small group settings with professional Palm Beach Symphony instrument instructors. During the last portion of the session, the students come together in a large group to work on ensemble balance rehearsing alongside our PBS musicians.

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Coaching Sessions

Palm Beach Symphony collaborates with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) nights, implemented by the Palm Beach County public school system. By incorporating the musical arts, PBS provides additional music activities, transforming STEM to STEAM (adding the A for Arts.)

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STEAM Nights

education resources

Palm Beach Symphony has compiled music education resources for teachers, students, and parents that include instructional videos from our musicians, worksheets, and more!

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