Within the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra's education and outreach program portfolio, Music For Everyone, is an initiative designed to bring the joy of quality, live music to youths and adults with special needs. "In Harmony" works to overcome the many barriers to participation and engagement with music - time, transportation, physical safety, environmental discomfort and finances - that exist for these populations. Participants positively engage with music and with one another, including fellow participants and caregivers.
"In Harmony" partners a Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra string quartet with a licensed music therapist, site staff and volunteers, and music education students from Lawrence University to present a music-therapy informed performance at a variety of special needs classrooms and adult day centers, with most sites participating in eight 45-60 minute sessions. Several additional sites that provide services to clients with special needs receive a one-time participatory performance as an introduction to "In Harmony."
This year, partner sites include:
- CP Fox Cities
- Bridges Child Enrichment Center
- Ferber Elementary School
- James Madison Middle School
- Appleton West High School
- The Building for Kids Children's Museum
- Matthew's Assisted Living & Memory Care
- Kaukauna High School
- Webster Stanley Middle School - Oshkosh
- Even Start Menasha
- Fox Valley Memory Project
If your classroom or community would like to be considered as a future In Harmony partner, please contact Cassie Schwandt, Community Engagement Manager at Cassie@foxvalleysymphony.com
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