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Class Act

John WilliamsThe 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.

In 2020-21, Class Act will be exploring “Symphony at the Movies II” through the music of John Williams and other film composers.

Interested in Class Act?

School Interest Form for 2021-22 for new schools

Class Act One Page

If you have questions about Class Act or the application process, please contact Eileen Regullano, education & engagement manager, at

Additional Resources

Class Act-ivities

Teacher Workshop Materials

  1. Teacher Workshop Packet
  2. John Williams interview video
  3. John Williams interview video with Subtitles
  4. Additional Teacher Workshop Resources

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