The Frieda Belinfante Class Act Program connects Pacific Symphony to a select number of elementary schools each year. Class Act strives to enhance existing school music programs by providing additional musical experience through the Symphony. Focusing on six 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. Schools both in and outside Orange County, CA may apply to participate in this unique partnership program.
Apply for Class Act
Applications have been re-opened for Class Act 2020-21!
Due to this year’s unique situation, an all-digital online version of Class Act is now available to schools both in and outside of Orange County, CA. In addition, schools can benefit from a “pay-what-you-can” model for the program during the 2020-21 school year.
Schools interested in applying for Class Act 2020-21 should review the Information Packet below and complete the Class Act New School Application. All completed applications are due no later than Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.
If you have questions about Class Act or the application process, please contact Eileen Regullano, education & engagement manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Class Act Application Info Packet
- Class Act NEW SCHOOL Application 2020-21
- Class Act Program Overview
More About Class Act
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 and scripted presentations. Schools that select the Level II Class Act experience also enjoy either a Youth Concert (or previously recorded concert) for older students or an Interactive Performance for younger students. All activities feature the music of the Class Act Composer of the Year.
Teacher Workshops foster high-quality classroom instruction and offer curricular materials designed to enhance the objectives of the program. Dedicated volunteers from each school allow for a true partnership experience.
Information about Past Composers
- 2019-20 John Williams
- 2018-19 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- 2017-18 Ludwig van Beethoven
- 2016-17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- 2015-16 Antonio Vivaldi
- 2014-15 Leonard Bernstein
- 2013-14 George Gershwin
- 2012-13 Camille Saint-Saëns
- 2011-12 Aaron Copland
- 2010-11 Ludwig van Beethoven
- 2009-10 Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
- 2008-09 Leonard Bernstein
- 2007-08 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- 2006-07 Sergei Prokofiev
- 2005-06 George Gershwin