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Outreach Initiatives

Symphony Education Partnership

The Symphony Education Partnership is a unique collaboration between the School of Music at Queen's University, the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Kingston Symphony Association. Each February, the Kingston Symphony presents four concerts for grade four students in the two local school boards. In preparation for these concerts, Queen's University music education students teach a set curriculum written by a member of the Queen's University School of Music faculty to participating classes.

 

Music Awards

Each season, Kingston Symphony Association Volunteer Committee of the Kingston Symphony Association provides awards to recognize and encourage the development of excellence in young performers living in Kingston and the surrounding region, who are studying symphony orchestra instruments. The awards include various cash prizes. 

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2018 music award winners

ALLAN-JACK MEMORIAL AWARD

Leonid Nediak ($1000) - Piano

Victoria Lui ($1000) - Piano

BONNIE J. THOMAS MEMORIAL AWARD 

Félix Melanson ($600) - Cello

HANNAH ROBERTSON MEMORIAL AWARD

Alice Kim ($600) - Piano

Avery Marcella ($600) - Piano 

HARRIET SCOTT MEMORIAL AWARD

Sophia Battel ($600) - Cello

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE OF THE KINGSTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION AWARD 

Rachel Hackett (1 year's tuition to Kingston Youth Orchestra, Kingston Youth Strings, or Kingston A-Strings) - Violin

Congratulations to this year's Music Award winners and thank you to all applicants for your submissions. 


Before the Downbeat

Before the Downbeat involves a number of initiatives designed to enhance the concert experience for you by giving the audience indepth knowledge about the program of concerts and orchestral music! Initiatives include pre-concert talks, Dress Rehearsal videos, What's On podcasts, The Overture, SoundSync, and Meet the Musicians videos.  

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