Music Education

Children's Concert series

The Palm Beach Symphony project, One Small Step, is a collaboration with Demetrius Klein Dance Company (DKDC) and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, intended as a way to bring an interdisciplinary experience to students. The One Small Step project is intended to engage students in two different ways: performance only and performance with pre/post curricular instruction. In the first, teachers and families will be provided with a curriculum/activities guide for their own use at home or in the classroom and attend the performance.

2018 instrumental music teacher of the year

Do you know a marvelous music teacher in Palm Beach County that 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’s Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year. Teachers can be nominated for their outstanding teaching techniques, ability to nurture musical talents, and their capacity for connecting with and inspiring their students.

B MAJOR

Palm Beach Symphony is pleased to announce our 2nd annual B Major Nomination, where we will be awarding 1-3 high school seniors in Palm Beach County with an advanced level instrument. Each student recipient will work closely with Palm Beach Symphony to identify, test, and select the ideal instrument.

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instrument donations

We happily accept donations of professional or amateur quality orchestral instrument, such as violins, violas, cellos, double basses, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, flutes, French horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas, or pianos. We ensure the instruments meet performance standards, then donate them to under served children or school music programs in Palm Beach County.

lecture demonstrations

PBS musicians present lecture demonstrations by performing select pieces and speaking about the music, the instrument, the composer, and their own life as a musician. These unique opportunities help familiarize students with the instruments of the orchestra, the musicians, and the music they perform.

masterclasses

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.

coaching sessions

Student musicians learn technique, tone, posture, and proper instrument position in small group settings with professional PBS 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.

STEAM

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).