EDUCATION AT THE OSM
Since its founding in 1934, the OSM has positioned education at the heart of its mission. Through the Orchestra’s bold, ground-breaking initiatives, music leaves a lasting impression on the lives of the younger generations. At present, close to 30,000 young people are directly affected every year by the activities of the OSM’s education department, whether by young-audience concerts, programs for young musicians, or special projects. The education division collaborates with numerous partners in cultural, community and musical-instruction circles in order to make the OSM’s artistic and educational resources available, along with the expertise of its musicians. Support for the rising generations is a source of pride for the OSM and a driving force in its commitment.
November is the month of youth
Taking its cue from UNESCO, which celebrates World Children’s Day each year on November 20, the OSM has chosen November to highlight its constant and ongoing commitment to all youth.
OUR ACTIVITIES AND CONCERTS
The Children’s Corner series presents fun-filled concerts intended for 5 to 12 year olds as a means to discover the orchestral repertoire with the family.
The most important performance competition reserved for Canadian musicians. A highpoint in the musical season and an opportunity for the general public to discover outstanding young talents.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
Consult the learning resources developed by the OSM for use by teachers and by parents who wish to accompany their children in their musical discoveries. These resources can be used in preparing a concert experience, to round off the musical material presented in class, or simply to kindle an interest in music on a case-by-case basis.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ORCHESTRA
The OSM offers an educational guide for discovering the symphony orchestra in all its facets. Learn about instrument families, the role of the conductor, great moments in the history of orchestral music, and much more.
Prepare your youngsters for their visit to the OSM with this content developed especially for young-audience concerts. With the program’s theme and musical repertoire fresh in mind, they will be in a position to enjoy the concert that much more.
Around the World in 80 Days…Or Almost!
An OSM concert-spectacle to be watched in its entirety in class or at home, accompanied by a listening guide. The OSM is pleased to make this concert video available free of charge to all young music lovers in the province and beyond. For 5 to 12 year olds.
OSM AT YOUR SCHOOL
OSM musicians meet with school groups at informal presentations, music facilitations or ensemble rehearsals. These activities are often inspiring and motivating for students.
Every year the OSM welcomes the greatest international musicians as soloists and conductors. Advanced music students are invited to refine their talent with OSM guest artists, an exceptional contribution to their training.
COMMITMENTS AND COMMUNITY
LA MUSIQUE AUX ENFANTS
An initiative of the OSM’s and of its music director, Kent Nagano, La musique aux enfants is a musical prekindergarten and kindergarten in the Montréal North neighborhood that enables over 200 children from disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from intensive instruction in music.