Community education

The mission of 2021 Endless Mountain Music Festival Educational Outreach Program is to supply our communities and schools opportunities for enhanced cultural learning for our adults and children.

Our Objectives

To further and enhance the enjoyment of music performed by the Endless Mountain Music Festival by developing ways to experience a deeper understanding of music and its' performance.

To engage the (musical) imagination and enthusiasm of diverse groups in the Twin Tiers.

To facilitate, for young musicians, the experience of playing with and learning from professional musicians.

High School Senior Project - Seniors in six area schools will have the opportunity to work on education and community outreach programs built around the Endless Mountain Music Festival.

Children's Health Fair - In our eleventh year of participation, we will have a booth at the Tioga Health Fair showing the connection between music and good health.

Meet the Maestro - Area schools will be targeted in each area of performances. Schools and senior citizen centers will have the opportunity to invite Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser to talk about social, cultural, and historical relationships to music. His dynamic presentations reveal music's ability to portray stories: of people, of places, and of life.

Summer Intern Inspiration Recitals - Up to 20 students will be coached by principal festival orchestra musicians for the duration of the festival. These interns will perform at free recitals throughout the region.

Pre-Concert Lectures - These informative & evocative talks before festival orchestra concerts enhance the audience's listening experience & understanding of the music performed at the concert.

Open Rehearsals - Students are invited to select open rehearsals to enhance understanding of professional musicians' work, and for enjoyment, in a relaxed environment.

Senior Access - Senior citizens will have free access to selected EMMF orchestra rehearsals.

STEM Makes Music Program - This program is in collaboration with the Science Discovery Center presents a series of workshop for students grades 3 through 7 to learn the science behind sound and music.
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