Outreach Tours


Education & Outreach Tours
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association presents music education programs in concert halls, in classrooms, and in the community. For over 50 years School Outreach Tours have been the foundation of QCSO music education services and have annually provided essential music instruction to tens of thousands Quad City students. The tours travel to public and private schools January through April introducing children to music fundamentals and instruments through sequential presentations of orchestral repertoire using a variety of interactive techniques.

STRING TOUR reaches elementary as well as middle/junior high school children each season with an informative narrative performance, this string ensemble is the cornerstone of the QCSO's outreach efforts. The current members are listed below:
  • Liz Gosma, Violin
  • Charles Alplanalp, Violin
  • Ben Lorentzen, Viola
  • James Ellis, Cello

BRASS TOUR is made up of members from the Aduro Brass Quintet from the University of Illinois. They are engaged to tour elementary as well as middle/junior high schools each season. The current members are listed below:
  • Sidney Shuler, Trumpet
  • William Fisher, Trumpet
  • Marc Zyla, French Horn
  • Alexandru Moraru, Trombone
  • Colby Farenbacher, Tuba

WOODWIND TOUR is offered for elementary as well as middle/junior high schools as an introduction to the orchestra's wind instrument family by the Augustana Woodwind Quintet. The current members are listed below:
  • Janet Stodd, Flute & Piccolo
  • Susan Bawden, Bassoon
  • Sue Schwaegler, Clarinet
  • Denise Morton, Oboe
  • Lee Kessinger, French Horn

 

All programs are offered at no cost to participants.
For more information please contact Rich Stodd at the QCSO Office, 563-424-7732.