Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music

Funded by a $25,000 matching grant, Palm Beach Symphony shares the gift of music through The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music. The grant allows for the continuation and introduction of vital music education initiatives, including artist-in-residence programs, teacher resources, donated instruments, and an exclusive collaboration with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for STEAM Nights. Palm Beach Symphony has worked diligently to expand its music education and continues to expand its reach each year to students and school music programs throughout Palm Beach County.

ONE SMALL STEP

Fifty years ago this summer, a brave American man stepped out of a landing craft onto the surface of the moon and made history. It was an indelible moment of Milky Way magic, and the Palm Beach Symphony wants to bring a little bit of this remarkable achievement back to the students of Palm Beach County with One Small Step, an orchestra-and-dance program like no other.
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CHAMBER CHATS

Palm Beach Symphony presents a 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 programs 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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2019 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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 capability of connecting with and inspiring their students.
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B MAJOR

Now in its second year, B Major is a county wide competition in which Palm Beach Symphony awards one to three 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.
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LECTURE DEMONSTRATOINS

Palm Beach Symphony 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.
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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.
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COACHING SESSIONS

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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STEAM NIGHTS

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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IN SCHOOL CONCERTS

Palm Beach Symphony sends small woodwind, brass and string music groups to perform one-hour educational concerts in schools. As part of each performance the groups host a Q&A with students where they can ask the musicians about everything from their instruments to how to successfully play in a small group and future career paths in the music industry.
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