The Frieda Belinfante Class Act partnership connects the Pacific Symphony to a select number of Orange County elementary schools each year. Schools are invited to participate in this unique partnership program through a competitive application process.
Class Act strives to enhance existing school music programs by providing additional musical experience through the Symphony. Focusing on five main "contact points" with schools, the program works to increase awareness of, and involvement with, symphonic music for elementary school students, their families and educators.
Each year, students form a relationship with a new Symphony musician who serves as a "Class Act teaching artist," through activities including classroom lessons, ensemble performances, assemblies, and either a Youth Concert at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for older students, or an Interactive Performance on-site for younger students. All activities feature the music of the Class Act Composer of the Year.
Teacher Workshops, given on-site at partner schools, foster high quality classroom instruction and offer curricular materials designed to enhance the objectives of the program. Dedicated volunteers from each school form the backbone of the program, and allow for a true partnership experience.
Class Act celebrates its nineteenth birthday this year, with the music of Camille Saint-Saëns and the theme of endless imagination. Class Act has been selected as one of the nine most exemplary music education programs in the United States by the League of American Orchestras and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Apply For Class Act
Class Act is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. If your school is interested in applying, please read through the Information Packet below and then complete the Class Act New School Application. All completed applications are due no later than May 31st at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered for the 2013-2014 school year.
If you have any questions regarding the Class Act program or the application process, please contact Carrie Villanueva, Manager of Education, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (714)876-2374.
Resources to Download for Class Act Schools
Teacher Workshop Packets
Please check to ensure that you are downloading the correct package for your school's level of participation.
IME (Interactive Musical Experience) Resources:
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