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September 13-19, 2020

The ISO will celebrate National Arts in Education Week with the release of the first “Orchestra 101” video designed to introduce the instruments in the orchestra.

As schools navigate new learning methods, a request was made to provide an alternative to the in-person orchestra field trip… a virtual field trip! Section by section, the videos will introduce each instrument and musician to help students see themselves as artists.

Orchestra 101

Each instrument in the string section has a unique sound – even though they’re made from the same materials and have the same basic parts!

Learn more about the instruments and the musicians who play them with:

  • Dr. Nina Kim, concertmaster (violin)
  • Dr. Rafael Ramirez, principal viola
  • Mr. Michael Sedloff, principal cello
  • Ms. Holly Cordero, bass

Special thanks to Saddle Creek Logistics Services for supporting the ISO’s education efforts!

arts in education week logo

September 13-19, 2020

The ISO will celebrate National Arts in Education Week with the release of the first “Orchestra 101” video designed to introduce the instruments in the orchestra.

As schools navigate new learning methods, a request was made to provide an alternative to the in-person orchestra field trip… a virtual field trip! Section by section, the videos will introduce each instrument and musician to help students see themselves as artists.

Orchestra 101

Each instrument in the string section has a unique sound – even though they’re made from the same materials and have the same basic parts!

Learn more about the instruments and the musicians who play them with:

  • Dr. Nina Kim, concertmaster (violin)
  • Dr. Rafael Ramirez, principal viola
  • Mr. Michael Sedloff, principal cello
  • Ms. Holly Cordero, bass

Special thanks to Saddle Creek Logistics Services for supporting the ISO’s education efforts!

The ISO performs high quality symphonic music that supports achievement in education, innovation in a creative workforce and a vibrant, engaging quality of life in the community.

  • Arts education promotes academic achievement: A 2020 study of over 112,000 students showed that “highly engaged instrumental music students were, on average, academically over one year ahead of their peers.”
  • Arts education advances social and emotional development.
  • Arts education reduces disciplinary infractions: A recent study showed that arts education experiences reduce the proportion of students in school receiving disciplinary infractions by 3.6%.
  • Stay enrolled and graduate: Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.

Through ISO programs and events, students are introduced to instruments and live performance, while adult lectures provide audiences with the opportunity to learn about classical works.

When you give to the ISO’s education programs, you give to the next generation of the ISO… ensuring “inspiration for generations!”