Musicians in the Schools
Since 2010, GCO musicians have entertained and educated thousands of Middle Tennessee students with hand on outreach programs designed around upcoming Masterworks programming. These programs, known as the Gateway Concert Experience, involve brief performances by GCO artist-teachers, engaging commentary and a side-by-side performance activity based on the upcoming program. Students and their directors are then able to attend the GCO performance with free tickets.
In 2019, GCO musicians made their first tour of Middle Tennessee Elementary schools reaching over 5000 students. This weeklong tour featured a narrated children’s story with musical selections used to accompany the tale.