WHAT YOUR SUPPORT PROVIDES

While ticket sales are vital for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra the reality is they cover only a portion of the cost of presenting a concert. In addition to world class live music performances, the funding we receive from you, our supporters, allows us to offer a variety of musical experiences for the Jackson region, including:

MUSIC EDUCATION

String Team: Our Community Music School offers group violin lessons to elementary students throughout Jackson County.

Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra: The JYSO is made up of student-musicians from across Southern Michigan.

Early Education Classes: Young children receive many benefits from early music education programs including improved motor skills, help with focus and memory, and support in language development.

Private Lessons: We offer one-on-one instruction on band and orchestra instruments, voice, piano, and guitar. Your gift helps provide tuition assistance for students in need.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A Musical Look at Cooperation and Communication: The orchestra performs a free concert for 3rd and 4th grade students that introduces the instruments of the orchestra, while also teaching valuable social skills.

Family Pops Concerts: These performances bring a completely different experience and feature popular classical music and film scores that encourage exposure to classical music in a manner that is familiar to adults and children alike.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A Musical Look at Cooperation and Communication: The orchestra performs a free concert for 3rd and 4th grade students that introduces the instruments of the orchestra, while also teaching valuable social skills.

Family Pops Concerts: These performances bring a completely different experience and feature popular classical music and film scores that encourage exposure to classical music in a manner that is familiar to adults and children alike.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Summer Series: Supporting music of many genres, the JSO helps provide free outdoor concerts in the summer, in the Blackman Park, located directly across from Weatherwax Hall.

Community Strings Ensemble: Members of the community who play a stringed instrument are welcomed to come play in an ensemble at the JSO. They meet every other Monday, and perform two free concerts a year.

Random Acts of Music: Individuals and small groups play music in public spaces throughout the county. Nursing homes, hospitals, and other locations receive visits and impromptu concerts from JSO musicians.