Bakersfield Symphony, filling need with video music lessons for California educators

Posted on: July 29, 2020

Prior to the pandemic, the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s Kids Discover Music program brought BSO musicians into classrooms. Earlier this year, the orchestra released distance-learning music videos that have won positive feedback from educators statewide.

“The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has released a series of distance learning videos to support local music programs,” writes Marisel Maldonado on Monday (7/27) at KGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA). “The orchestra wanted to make sure music programs were supported in a time of virtual learning. They have released the full resources ahead of time to give educators the opportunity to plan in the weeks leading up to the start of classes. The orchestra said their lesson series also makes connections to science, social studies, and other arts disciplines. The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra had released learning videos earlier this year and received positive feedback from educators across the state. ‘It’s incredibly exciting to be able to have such a meaningful impact in the lives of so many students, and we are proud to be able to lift up and support the exceptional work of educators during this time,’ said Symphony director of education engagement Kendra Green.”