Where did you grow up? Claremont, CA. Where do you currently live? Jamaica Plain, MA. What instruments do you play? Violin and Baroque violin. Educational background: More
For Schools & Teachers
As the largest performing arts organization in Maine, the Portland Symphony Orchestra fulfills its mission to provide access to quality live performances for northern New England audiences regardless of socio-economic status or rural limitations.
The PSO offers a variety of programs, geared for students from pre-K through high school. Beyond entertaining and engaging, the focus of these experiences are educational, and each program is enhanced with our Teacher’s Materials featuring curriculum connections to State of Maine Learning Results and STEM.
- KinderKonzerts are suggested for ages 3-7.
- Youth Concerts are suggested for ages 8-12.
- Open Dress Rehearsals are suggested for grades 5-12 & college students.
Artist & Composer Workshops
The PSO often teams up with community organizations to present up-close opportunities with visiting artists and guest composers. Visiting artists share their insights and experience with students and adults. (grades 5-12 and college)
Check this site often for updated schedules of our guest artist workshops. Classes are often arranged on short notice as artists become available, and details are subject to change pending the rehearsal and performance schedules of the musicians.
- Masterclass with PSO concertmaster Charles Dimmick at the USM School of Music on Monday, October 31st at 4pm.
Musicians in the Classroom
String, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians bring their training and performance experience directly to the students through programs designed to enhance your school music program. These programs give students an opportunity to meet the musicians of the PSO, and see the instruments up close. Program prices vary according to the scope of your group’s needs, duration, and location. Contact Heather Sumner at education(at)portlandsymphony.org to arrange a visit for your school or group.
Meet the Maestro
When he’s not on the podium, Maestro Robert Moody can be found visiting schools, libraries, and community centers throughout New England to discuss music with students and adults of all ages. Contact Heather Sumner at education(at)portlandsymphony.org to arrange a visit for your school or organization.