Ludwig van Beethoven
The Frieda Belinfante Class Act partnership connects 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.
This year Class Act will explore the theme of “Trials to Triumph” through the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and other composers. 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
Applications for Class Act 2018-2019 are now CLOSED.
If you have questions or are interested in applying for Class Act 2019-2020, please contact Eileen Regullano, education and engagement manager, at (714) 876-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Team Resources
- Class Act Handbook (English)
- Class Act Handbook (Spanish)
- Class Act Schedule Portal
- Class Act Photo/Video & Social Media Policy
Teacher Workshop Resources
- Teacher Workshop Packet
- “Ode to Joy” ASL instructions
- Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (Graphic score)
- Amnon and Jill Damti – Interview
- Hilary Hahn – Beethoven Violin Concerto
- Class Act Teacher Workshop resources
Teacher Workshop Resources for the Interactive Musical Experience
Information about Past Composers
- 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