Education & Outreach
Engaging Our Community by Celebrating, Teaching, Collaborating, & Healing
Community Chords Collaborating brings together the immense skills, talents, and resources of the area’s existing cultural arts organizations in order to leverage their collective missions. We are better together, and our community will be more deeply impacted by our teamwork.
The Community Chords Healing initiative is designed to provide various therapies, health benefits, and education to our community through the power of music and the arts.
Healing Harmonies is a music therapy program serving oncology patients, individuals suffering from neurological trauma & diseases, loved ones and caregivers of these patients, and the healthcare professionals who have worked tirelessly to protect and serve our communities.
Through our Community Chords program for overall education and community engagement, the Meridian Symphony Association collaborates with multiple cultural arts organizations, government agencies, medical facilities, and community service groups to bring a wide range of activities to our area. In 2023-2024, the offerings include:
Sept. 28, 2023 Strings Studio Workshop (ft. Chee-Yun)
Dec. 1, 2023 Brass Master Classes (ft. Timothy Tesh)
Jan. 22-27, 2024 Educational Opera Week
Jan. 26 -27, 2024 Collegiate Opera Conference
Apr. 14-15, 2024 OrKIDStra!
Feb. 29, 2024 Classical/hip-hop mash-up Studio Workshops (ft. John Uzodinma)
Mar. 1, 2024 Full Moon on 5th (ft. John Uzodinma, electric violin)
Spring 2024 The Science of Sound (ft. Stormin’ Bob Swanson, the Singing Weatherman)
May 3, 2024 Woodwind Master Classes (ft. Timothy McAllister)
Spring 2024 Rhythm of the Rails (in partnership with the Meridian Railroad Museum)