For Educators

For Educators

The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer your school the opportunity to have our Majors for Minors program in your school


Majors for Minors is an exciting way for educators to bring live music to their classrooms and school through an up close and personal interaction with our professional musicians. These hour-long programs can be linked to support any grade music curriculum and align with many of the Florida Department of Education Music Standards. The scope of the program can be customized to each school and may include a single musician to a small chamber orchestra.

Interactions with String, Brass, and Woodwind solos and ensembles familiarize students with different families of instruments, the various musical style periods (Baroque, Classical, etc.) and characteristics of each period, as well as introduce an array of musical concepts such as syncopation, tempo and dissonance. Various programs such as “Dance Music Through the Centuries” and include works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Joplin, and Gershwin among others.

Information about the program and educational materials will be sent to each school prior to the ensemble’s visit. The visit consists of a 15-minute introduction to the instruments with a question & answer segment. This will be followed by the 45-minute ensemble program for the entire group of students. A post-performance reflection and assessment survey will be sent to each participating school following the program.

Our 2018 Majors for Minors series features the Astralis Ensemble.

If you are interested in having this group perform at your school, please contact our Education Director, 239-418-0996.