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.
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?
If you have questions about Class Act or the application process, please contact Eileen Regullano, education & engagement manager, at email@example.com.
Teacher Workshop Materials
- Teacher Workshop Packet
- John Williams interview video
- John Williams interview video with Subtitles
- 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
- 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