Build the Orchestra

Build the Orchestra was created in response to middle school string teachers’ concern about substantial attrition by their students at that age. Piloted in the Appoquinimink and Red Clay school districts, the program uses DSO string musicians as coaches and side-by-side rehearsal mentors. A video featuring Music Director David Amado is created to introduce the program. One new school incorporated Build the Orchestra into its program for the 2016-2017 school year, and more will be added in subsequent years.

Pre-Concert School Visit

Your ticket includes a pre-Concert classroom visit by 1-2 musicians is included in your ticket price. Beginning a relationship with the students, these visiting musicians will introduce you to some of what you’ll hear at the concert and share their love for their instrument(s.) Contact Marjie Ripsom at to schedule a musician to visit your class before the
Explorer Concert.

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