Symphony NH Education Programs
As a committed member of the Southern New Hampshire community, Symphony New Hampshire (SNH) seeks to engage and educate local youth through live music, developing educational opportunities and promoting an appreciation for symphonic music.
Symphony NH and Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute partner to present Link Up in the Nashua Public Schools, teaching students to play recorder throughout the year in the classroom
Link UpSNH, in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute’s national Link Up program, supplies music instruction resources free of charge to local elementary school students in grade 3.
• Learn to sing and play the recorder in the classroom.
• Explore orchestral repertoire through a hands- on music curriculum.
• Interact with professional musicians.
This highly participatory program culminates in an exciting spring performance at the Keefe Center for the Arts in which the students perform with Symphony NH musicians and play the music they’ve been learning in the classroom.
To learn more about Link Up, visit the Carnegie Hall website:
Symphony NH is committed to providing music education programs that introduce students to instruments and live performances as well as helping to enrich existing music programs across the state of New Hampshire. Adopt-A-SchoolSNH gives back to the community by coaching the next generation of great musicians.
Through our Adopt-A-School Program, a service that is provided at no cost to participating students and schools, we offer:
• Free, hour-long group coaching sessions to instrumental students
• Coaching in a variety of strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments by Symphony NH musicians
• After school group sessions
• Schools the option of scheduling these coaching sessions on a weekly or monthly basis.
The Adopt-a-School Program is a weekly after-school program, engaging band students in third and fourth grade with classes and coachings with Symphony NH musicians. Symphony NH collaborates with teachers to plan and implement interactive and engaging sessions with an emphasis on creating and exploring music while gaining technical skills on their instruments.
Elementary school students learn how wind instruments create sound and music.
Thank you letters from students after attending the full orchestra performance.
For 80% of students, this was their first live orchestra concert.
Symphony NH principal trumpet, Richard Watson, leading a class on practice techniques for middle school students.
Reviews from Teachers and Students:
“Thank you for bringing “live” music to my students, there is nothing better”
– Concord School District Music Teacher
“[The concert] exposes the students to music that they might not otherwise hear, while also giving them a chance to listen for certain things within the music that they might otherwise not have noticed.”
– Nashua School District Music Teacher
“It was a pleasure to see your performance. The instruments were delightful, the best one was the violin”
– Izabelah, 3rd Grade Student
“Thank you for your performance because I’ve never got the chance to experience a live performance. It was cool when you did “The Rite of Spring”
– Aaliyah, 3rd Grade Student
“Thank you for the show. It was the best show I’ve ever been to. I was very interested in the songs. You made me want to play an instrument.”
- Patrick, 3rd Grade Student