Ann Arbor Symphony launches music composition program for elementary-school students

Posted on: October 13, 2021

Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has announced a new music composition program, MY Song, for elementary-school students for the 2021-22 school year. Teaching artists from the orchestra will work with students in music composition workshops; resulting compositions will be recorded and provided to teachers to share with families. In its pilot phase, the program will be offered free of charge to students in grades 3 through 5, with plans to expand into additional grade levels, with Title 1 schools receiving priority. A modified version of the program is being launched as an Ann Arbor Public Schools after-school program at Allen Elementary School. In announcing the program, the orchestra said it hopes the program “will not only allow more students to explore the wonders of music, but also empower them to express themselves in a new, engaging and boundlessly creative way.”