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!”