The BPCO's education and InReach activities are unique because they offer audiences unparalleled access to the orchestra through hands-on activities, open rehearsals, and opportunities to work directly with the musicians and conductor.


Ever wonder what a conductor REALLY does?

iConduct! is a fun InReach activity that anyone between the age of 3 and 93 can enjoy. iConduct! offers kids and adults the opportun ity to stand up in front of members of our orchestra and experience the power and excitement of making music just like the conductor!  

iConduct! is portable, flexible, easy and exciting and we offer it for classroom activities, school assemblies and as special group activities at community centers.

Orchestrating Leadership

Orchestrating Leadership is a one-of-a- kind music and leadership-training program that uses the art of conducting to teach critical time management, communication, and leadership skills. This unique long-term residency program is offered in a safe environment during the critical after-school hours when many youth are at risk. Th is program is presented in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and Settlement Music School.

For corporations: "Orchestrating Leadership" has specifically been designated as an "innovative educational program" by the State of Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. For information on EITC and how your company can benefit from supporting this program, click here .

  Open Rehearsal Series

Unlike a performance that is polished where you see the results of our hard work, open rehearsals of fer a glimpse into how musicians think, how a conductor communicates her vision, and how a team of talented people with individual ideas come together to accomplish a unified goal. The PNC Open Rehearsal Series opens the door to working professional BPCO rehearsals to Philadelphia students and invites them on stage with Maestro Jeri Lynne Johnson to have a "mini-lesson" in conducting live musicians.

The BPCO's Education and Inreach programming is supported by:


This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agenecy, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwelalth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support of the Pennsylvania partners in the Arts (PPA) Partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania is provided by PECO.

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