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Music Educator Concert Tickets

School music educators are eligible for up to two Barnett & Company Masterworks concert tickets at $15 each. Please mention this discount and be prepared to provide further information to verify music educator status. Discounted tickets are subject to availability and do not apply to loge/box seats.

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Music Teacher Professional Learning Community

Join elementary teachers around the area throughout the year to meet, eat, and exchange best teaching practices. Free to all teachers; Non-music teachers are welcome to attend!

Music Teacher Professional Learning Community RSVP

 
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Using Google Drive in the Music Classroom
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 • 4:30pm to 6:00pm • Tivoli Center (CSO Offices)

*Due to Hamilton County School closures, Using Google Drive in the Music Classroom has been cancelled.

Unpacking the New Tennessee Music Standards
Monday, November 13, 2017 • 4:30pm to 6:00pm • Tivoli Theatre Dance Studio
*Teachers invited to take dinner break, then return for CSO’s 7:30 rehearsal of Stravinky’s Petrushka

Using Google Drive in the Music Classroom (rescheduled for this date)
January 31, 2018 • 4:30pm to 6:00pm • Tivoli Center (CSO Offices)

Being Your Program’s Best Advocate
March 1, 2018 • 4:30pm to 6:00pm • Tivoli Theatre Dance Studio
*Teachers invited to take dinner break, then return for CSO’s Music Education Night at the Sibeluis Symphony No. 5 concert (ticket purchase required)

PostludeMusic Educator Concert Night

Join the CSO for a celebration of music educators and music education on March 1, 2018’s Sibelius Symphony No. 5 concert.  Teachers are invited to attend the VIP Lounge as celebrated guests of the CSO during intermission for free hors d’oeuvres  and wine.  Please mention the music educator discount when purchasing your ticket to ensure your RSVP.

Reservations

Ensembles in School Reservation

Please email Staci Spring with your preferred dates, times, and grade levels or fill out the form below.

EIS Sign-up

Teachers may use this form to schedule an ensemble performance in their school. This form must be received at least one month in advance of desired date to ensure availability. Dates and programs are subject to change. Please contact Staci Spring at 423.267.8583 X 2100 or sspring@chattanoogasymphony.org with questions.
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Young People's Concerts

Compose Yourself!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at  12:00pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00am
Tivoli Theatre

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00am
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

North Cleveland Church of God

Please email Staci Spring with your chosen concert date and time and number of students/teachers attending.

Download Compose Yourself! Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

Youtube performance by Racine Symphony:

 

Instrument Trunk Show

To check-out an instrument, please download and fill out the form below.  Instrument scheduling is subject to availability.
Instrument Check-Out Sheet

Available instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Saxophone
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine and other various percussion instruments

For more information, contact Staci Spring at sspring@chattanoogasymphony.org or at 423.267.8583 x 2100.

Teachers guides

Teachers guides for past Young People’s Concerts, Opera performances, and other CSO performances are available for teachers to download, copy, and use.  Please give credit to the CSO Education Department when appropriate.

Middle/High School Teachers

Leading from the Podium: The Art of Conducting in the Classroom
Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 2018 • UTC Fine Arts Center • $120 for participants, $50 for auditors

Geared toward middle and high school conductors, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will offer a unique workshop and provide a limited number of participants conducting opportunities with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. This intensive program will include coaching and pertinent profession related presentations of score study, rehearsal techniques, developing student leadership and more with CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Director of Bands Craig Davis.

The repertoire for the workshop will include Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, and Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

Up to nine active participants will be accepted. Applications are due January 2, 2018. Please fill out the form below or download a copy of the form by clicking here to mail to the CSO office.

Instrument Drive

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera understands that there is a lack of quality musical instruments for instruction in many of our schools. To help address this need, the CSO will conduct an instrument drive for new and used instruments and monetary donations. If you have a need for musical instruments for your school or program, please fill out the form below. We’ll do our best to help!

Instrument Drive Request

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CSO CELEBRATES MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH

In March 2018, the CSO will join with local educators and organizations to celebrate music in Chattanooga schools.

Read Across America Day
As a part of MIOSM, the CSO will celebrate music through story. CSO volunteers will read Lesléa Newman’s s Ketzel: the Cat Who Composed and present the book to the music teacher or school library. This story is a great follow-up to the February Young People’s Concerts Compose Yourself showing anyone can be a composer!

To sign-up for a time, fill out the form below.

MIOSM Reading Reservation

Volunteer to be a reader

MIOSM Readers

  • We'll partner with schools on March 1 & 2. Please let us know which days would work best in your schedule and if you would be available multiple days.
  • We'll ask readers to be available between 9a and 3p. We'll work around your schedules, but you'll be at a school for about an hour each and may read to several groups while at the school.
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Visit the CSO’s Music in Our Schools Month website to learn more about the book and author!

Moment for Music
Celebrate Music in your school every day with Moment for Music. Developed by the CSO and tested by several Hamilton County music teachers last year, this includes musical samples curated for each school day and a corresponding book of information and other activities. Share these musical moments over your school’s PA system during announcements, at a morning assembly, or to kick off each music class for a short, fun way to put Music in Your School.

View the online guide here, or download the PDFEmail sspring@chattanoogasymphony.org for more information or to request a hard copy.

PostludeMusic Educator Celebration Concert Night
Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 7:30pm • Tivoli Theatre

Join the CSO for a celebration of music educators and music education on our Sibelius Symphony No. 5 concert. Teachers are invited to attend the VIP Lounge as celebrated guests of the CSO during intermission for free hors d’oeuvres and wine. Please mention the music educator discount when purchasing your ticket to ensure your RSVP.

Music in Our Schools Month Website
The CSO’s Music in Our Schools Month website has a variety of resources that teachers and the general public can utilize, including materials to share their support with elected officials who make important decisions every year regarding music and arts in the schools.

Music Teachers – shine a spotlight on your music program or exceptional students at the MIOSM website.  Email a short paragraph and any relevant pictures to Staci Spring to be included on the website.