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Class Act

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.


Applications for Class Act 2021-22 are now open! Schools interested in applying for Class Act 2021-22 should review the Information Packet below and complete the Class Act New School Application 2021-22. We’re currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 year on a rolling basis. 

If you have questions about Class Act or the application process, please contact Jonathan Terry, director of education, at

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