Colour of Music

Education & Community Engagement

Serving a culture that embraces and encourages arts and creativity, the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra’s education mission is to:

• Deliver lifelong learning experiences to people of all ages with emphasis on works
composed by black composers
• Enrich lives and stimulate creative minds in a variety of programs and formats
• Create unique moments of relevance in people’s lives

Education and Community Engagement programs that generate passion for orchestral music by black composers are at the core of the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra’s service to the Charleston metro area and beyond.

Education concert themes included:

• Charleston’s Symphonic Contributions to the World
• Historical Measures: A 300-year Musical Timeline of Black Composers
• Rhythm Around the World
• Celebrate Multiculturalism in American Orchestras
• Notable Numbers: Patterns, Rhythms, and Form in Music
• Eventful Music: Symphonic Stories of Black Orchestral History

We can also take these concerts on the road! School districts and/or individual schools who are interested in hosting an Education Concert should contact Julia-Ellen Davis, Education Engagement Coordinator, for pricing and booking information.

Educational Partners

Charleston Development Academy
Chicora School of Communications
James Simons Elementary
Mary Ford Elementary
Sanders Clyde Creative Arts School