In the Classroom Programs School of Music (SOM)

In the Classroom programs partner with several Grand Rapids schools to promote music education opportunities for students at no cost to the schools or participants. These programs engage students by fostering teamwork and community through playing music together, ignite curiosity by exploring musical styles, build confidence through music performance, and support an appreciation for the arts by experiencing the magic of music.

Strings to Schools

Strings to Schools is a free, after-school beginning strings program for Stocking Elementary students in grades 1-5. Students receive instruction in viola, violin, or cello two days per week for 45 minutes. At the end of the school year, the students perform in St. Cecilia Music Center’s Royce Auditorium.

This program is provided at no cost to the students or the school. Corporate, foundation, and individual support from the community makes this program possible.

Jazz and Folk

In-School & In-Concert Student Experience

We are excited to invite your school to participate in SCMC’s innovative assembly program.

This program will feature two separate in-school, 30-minute educational music assemblies for 2nd to 5th graders. One will feature folk music and the other will feature jazz. After each school has had their assembly visit, we will bus students to a live performance by both the folk and jazz groups.

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