Idaho Falls Symphony Outreach
Our annual request focuses on three projects: 1) Ambassador Program, which brings live classical music presentations into elementary schools. Eager students actively engage with our professional musicians and learn about the instruments, how to listen to music, and learn the language that describes music. The Ambassador Program provides free, early exposure to classical music. 2) the Family Concert targets families with children of all ages. Kids are encouraged to be kids, and families are admitted together on a single discounted ticket. Often the concerts feature narration, story telling, actors, audience participation with the Symphony, and much more. The Instrument Petting Zoo greets families in the lobby and provides a free hands-on, educational opportunity, hosted by the musicians of the Symphony. We want even the youngest generation to give music a try! 3)the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony supports the musical training and ambitions of approximately 70 high-school-aged musicians. Concerts of the Youth Symphony are now free and open to the public. Private Lessons Scholarships are available to members with financial need, and concurrent participation in school band and orchestra programs is required. We also hold an annual Youth Symphony Concerto Competition to allow high achievers within our program to shine.