Canton Symphony moves online with music-theory series, resources for music teachers, historical timeline

Posted on: October 2, 2020

With most live performances on hold, staff of Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra have added several remote programs during the pandemic, including a six-part video series about music theory at its website, recorded and taught by Associate Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz. In addition, Manager of Education and Community Outreach Rachel Hagemeier has organized a “Scenario Planning for Teachers” resource for music teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic; Hagemeier also created “Beyond the Music,” a series in which music professionals speak about management, performance, and education, and is programming the orchestra’s in-person “Symphony Uncorked” series in partnership with Gervasi Vineyard, the orchestra’s only live performances since March. Nathan Maslyk, the orchestra’s manager of marketing, has created a digital historical timeline featuring photographs, newspaper clippings, and records spanning each decade since the orchestra was founded in 1938, with a goal of making the full history of the orchestra accessible online.