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.
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.
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
Open Rehearsal Series
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.
BPCO's Education and Inreach programming is supported by:
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.