Did you knowâ€Ś the Boulder Phil reaches thousands of young people with our Discovery Concert education programs?
Students experience the magic of the Boulder Phil right here in Macky Auditorium!
We believe that music education MATTERSâ€Ś for the whole community!
Kids write to tell us how much they enjoy Discovery Concerts!
The Boulder Phil is one of 200 American orchestras participating in a national effort to support inâ€?school music education.
Michael Butterman visiting students in Strasburg
We're taking communityâ€? specific action to improve access to music education in schools through concerts, partnerships and advocacy.
Discovery Concert “on the road” in Federal Heights
Access to arts education is vital for our youth, helping them to fulfill their potential and develop valuable crossâ€?disciplinary life skills.
Kids share the stage with Boulder Phil musicians at the Boulder Public Library
Boulder Phil education programs nurture curiosity, invite exploration, and strive to instill a life窶人ong interest in great music.
These students have the best seat in the house!
NEW THIS YEAR! Boulder Phil chamber musicians are visiting schools to present a special program before the Discovery Concert.
Boulder Phil chamber musicians joined by Michael Butterman on piano
Wow, thatâ€™s a really big mute!
The Discovery Concert brings the excitement of live orchestral music to students as they begin their own instrumental study at school.
Students attend an interactive 50â€?minute performance during the school day designed to enrich their core music curriculum.
Discovery Concerts often feature a young soloist or composer to inspire studentsâ€™ own musical studies
Each year, the Discovery Concert explores a different theme and makes crossâ€?disciplinary links that correlate with studentsâ€™ other classroom subjects.
Students write poems and create artwork that is inspired by listening to the music
Interpretive student artwork is often featured onstage
Discovery Concert 2015
This year’s concert theme is “Tears, Cheers and Fears” which explores how music can express a wide range of emotions.
Teachers and students tell us that the Discovery Concert is â€œthe best field trip of the year!â€?
What teachers are saying about Discovery Concerts… “Mr. Butterman's energetic spirit and great sense of humor really make the concert come alive.” “Children who have never attended a classical concert feel a sense of familiarity and accessibility that they would not have felt without this experience.” “Incredible interaction of the conductor with the children. I also loved the improvisation element. Very successful!”
Thanks to visionary funding from the Noris Foundation, the Discovery Concert program is expanding in 2015â€?2016!
â€˘ Discovery Concert April 2015
Weâ€™re doubling the number of Discovery Concerts this year, and adding new programs for older students!
More education initiatives: • Side‐by‐side youth concerts • In‐school music mentors • $5 student tickets to Boulder Phil Masterworks concerts
Help us fill every seat in Macky with exuberant kids ready to experience the magic!
Learn more about the Discovery Concert on February 11, 2016 and other education programs at: www.BoulderPhil.org
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Gordon & Grace Gamm Noris Foundation Gerry & Nyla Witmore
We couldnâ€™t do it without you!