“The Atlanta Symphony is known best for performing great music and presenting great artists — but we are also an educator, nurturing talented student-musicians, and exposing young audiences to musical experiences,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. “When students have access to the arts, they achieve higher academic test scores, watch less T.V., and participate in more community service. Music impacts our lives in so many ways. We hope the Atlanta community will support this campaign with $5 donations.”
Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s “When I Play Music” campaign returns for its third year to raise awareness of the positive impact music education has on children. Research indicates a powerful correlation between music education and improved childhood development. When children learn to play music, their self-confidence increases, standardized test-scores improve, and their reasoning skills are refined – and those are just a handful of benefits.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches more than 65,000 students annually through music education programs like Concerts for Young People, Musicians in Schools, Sound Learning, and Access to Excellence. When you give to the “When I Play Music” campaign, you help bring music to the lives of children through the Orchestra’s music education programs, impacting the life of each student we teach.
You can join the Atlanta Symphony once again in promoting and supporting this important cause by making a gift today and sharing our videos, forwarding our email updates, and posting the campaign to your Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The “When I Play Music” campaign is a part of our commitment to making the benefits of music education available to children, and your contribution will make the “When I Play Music” campaign be a success once again.
Please give now and provide the opportunity for children to discover the joy of music.