Music In Our Schools Month

All month long in March, 2015
March is Music In Our Schools Month and MIOSM means Advocacy!

Music programs nationwide are in danger. State and local legislators are attempting to make up for funding shortfalls in this difficult economy by cutting education budgets, which can place school music at risk. Advocacy takes place on many fronts, and advocates for music education need to learn to speak to different audiences, each of whom has a key contribution to make. Music In Our Schools Month – March 2015 – is a perfect time to get involved and do your part to ensure that America’s students have access to a comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators!

Learn more about Music in our Schools Month at

How is the Symphony involved?

The WSS will collaborate all month long via an extensive social media campaign, educational opportunities, and our annual Education Concerts for fifth graders in our local school systems. Additionally, Music Director Robert Moody, Associate Conductor (and Youth Symphony conductor) Stephen Mulligan, Education and Community Engagement Director Jessica Munch-Dittmar, and WSS musicians will be visiting Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as part of a class-enrichment and music educator appreciation program. Here are just a few of the visits scheduled for the month:

March 4th and 5th
Corine Brouwer, concertmaster
Reagan High School Violin Coaching
8:55am – 10:25am

March 6th
Daniel Skidmore, associate concertmaster
Glenn High School Violin Coaching
2:10pm – 3:40pm

March 8th
Youth Philharmonic and Premier Strings Performance
Brendle Recital Hall

March 10th
Stephen Mulligan, assistant conductor
W. Forsyth HS Orchestra Rehearsal
12pm – 1:30pm

March 11th
Stephen Mulligan, assistant conductor
Petree Elementary School
11:05am – 11:45am

March 11th
Instrument Petting Zoo
Redeemer School
1pm until 2pm

March 12th
Bob Moody, music director
Downtown School
11:30am – 12:30pm

March 12th
Bob Moody, music director
Reynolds High School Orchestra Rehearsal

March 14th
Concert for Community
Music Educators receive a free ticket voucher to any performance for the remainder of the season.

March 16th
Launch of Academy Pre-Pilot

March 17th
Stephen Mulligan, assistant conductor
Mt. Tabor Orchestra Rehearsal
12pm – 1:30pm

March 18th
Stephen Mulligan, assistant conductor
Clemmons Elementary Choir Rehearsal
12:10pm – 12:50pm

March 21st
Chorale Performance
$5.00 tickets to those who identify themselves as music educators/students.

March 22nd
Get Up and Groove!
Discovery Performance
2pm – 4pm

March 24th
Marian Graebert, bassoon
Reynolds High School and Wiley Middle School
Bassoon Demonstration, Lecture
8:50am – 10:45am

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.