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The Fox Valley Symphony is dedicated to bringing live symphonic music to our area youth. We bring the classroom portion of the PIE program free of charge to participating schools in the Fox Valley and beyond. The FVSO works to provide classroom teachers the tools needed to connect their academic subjects with the themes and ideas of our program.
We reach more than 1,200 third-grade students each year by visiting classrooms and presenting the PIE concepts in a fun and informative manner. The students then attend a concert in the spring at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Our goal is to make music a part of the students' everyday lives.
2012-13 Partners in Education Program
"Music and Poetry"
Also, if you have an iPad, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has a terrific app that is highly interactive!
Lesson Plans (PDFs)
The 2012-13 PIE Program PDFs are password protected. Teachers, please contact the Director of Youth & Education for your password. Lesson plans for 2012-13 will be available in October to participating PIE classroom teachers and schools.
Winter (February and early March). FVSO string quartet musicians will visit classrooms in winter to demonstrate musical concepts the students have learned. The quartet will play some of the musical excerpts from the concert and will include interactive activities.
Concert. The program culminates in March with a concert on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. This year, students will hear other talented students from the Fox Valley Youth Orchestra perform the concert under the direction of Seong-Kyung Graham They will hear select student poetry read by YO students and hear the music studied in a live performance Students also have the opportunity to hear a performance by the Fox Valley Symphony Youth Soloist Competition winner at the concert.
How Can I Get a Piece of PIE?
Registration forms are mailed at the end of August to 3rd grade classroom teachers, elementary general music teachers and principals of previously participating schools. If you did not receive a brochure, please contact the office. Participation is limited to the first 60 classrooms to respond. The classroom portion of the program is free of charge, but there is a nominal per student fee of $6 for the concert. Please contact the Director of Youth & Education at 968-0300, ext. 224, or email@example.com for more information.
History Of Partners In Education (PIE)
The FVS Partners in Education (PIE) program began in 1991 thanks to a generous contribution by former Symphony League member Bettyjo Heckrodt. It has continued through grants and contributions from individuals and corporate "Adopt-a-Classroom" sponsorships throughout the Fox Valley. "Adopt-a-Classroom" is a partnership in which local businesses "adopt" specific schools in their area who participate in PIE. The FVSO is extremely grateful to the Adopt-a-Classroom season sponsors. They are what make the classroom component of this program completely free of charge to participating schools.
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