Educational Outreach

battle creek symphony petting zoo

Each year, the Battle Creek Symphony performs free educational concerts for students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Battle Creek Symphony is committed to reach as many students as possible, so the Symphony assists the schools in applying for bus funding. Symphony programs have included school-oriented performances of opera, symphonic classics, and multi-discipline programs to fit into schools’ everyday curriculum. In addition, teaching materials are made available in advance of the concerts. These materials are designed to prepare students and teachers for the concert experience as well as the repertoire and musical concepts covered in each program.

2021 Virtual Concert Hall Educational Concert featuring Peter and the Wolf with the Grand Rapids Ballet.

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Typically the Battle Creek Symphony presents over seventy outreach activities to area schools, including Ars Voce vocal quartet performances, Brass Trio performances, guest artist performances and clinics, and instrument petting zoos.  Adventures in Music is part of our commitment to building community through music.  Through our engagement activities we help to light the spark of creativity that could change a child’s life.

If you are interested in having a Music Center outreach in your school, or if you are interested in helping to make these outreaches possible, please contact us at 269.963.1911 ext. 2503.

This past season, all of our outreaches have been virtual.  Please enjoy some of our offerings below.





WKKA School Concert

Battle Creek Symphony Adventures in Music

Peter and the Wolf Activity 4

Peter and the Wolf Activity 4 (Video version)

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Jessica Lombardo

Jessica Lombardo, horn

Jessica Lombardo talks about her favorite instrument, the horn!

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Anne harrigan

Anne Harrigan plays Irish Fiddle

Battle Creek Symphony Music Director Anne Harrigan plays two Irish Reels with Brian Conway, Jeremy Kittel, and Cillian Vallely.

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Austin Motley

Austin Motley, trombone

Battle Creek Symphony principal trombone Austin Motley talks about his favorite instrument.

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