Strings in the Schools
Students throughout the district have the benefit of free instruction from professional members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra through the Strings in the Schools Program. Participation is limited to students in grades 3-12. Elementary classes in violin, viola, cello, and bass meet twice weekly, while secondary classes meet daily. Twice a year the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs a concert for kindergarten students in grades 3-5. In addition, the symphony's small ensembles — the Symphony Woodwind Quintet, the Brass Quintet, and the String Quartet — provide informal concerts to introduce elementary students to the instruments of the orchestra.
Participating Strings Schools:
- North Jackson
- Oak Forest
- Pecan Park
- Woodville Heights
For more information about the Strings in the Schools Program, please contact the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at 601-960-1565.
Learn about the Strings in the Schools 2012 Program Evaluation.