Secrets of the PCMS Music Education Program

By Erik Petersons on November 14, 2011

PCMS’ Julian and Lois Brodsky Music Education Program has many facets.  Our Master Classes, Pre-Concert Lectures and Children’s Concerts are the familiar bulwarks that have been an integral part of our season for years.  But there are other features that often seem like secrets because they are not as well known among our patrons — especially the younger generation.  To highlight a few:

The Education Program has a special fund that subsidizes over 1,000 tickets that enables area high school and college students to attend for free every year.  Students who attend our master classes are invited to attend that artist’s concert.  PCMS is also always looking for high school, college and private teachers who are interested in bringing a group of students to a concert for free.  Hearing a live concert by a renowned artist is a wonderful enhancement to any education.

Our Student and Young Friends Program has been growing and gaining momentum over the past couple of years.  Anyone under 35 (student or graduate) can sign up for access to last minute FREE tickets and special offers, invitations to special pre- and post-concert events along with the chance to win prizes such as restaurant gift cards, Flip Cameras, iPods and more!

What could make attending concerts more accessible and affordable than a free ticket every once in a while?  Well, how about attending an entire season (60 concerts) for $30 if you’re a student or $60 for patrons under the age of 35.  The Unlimited Pass helps assimilate young patrons into the concert experience by offering them any seat in the house and granting them every privilege and benefit of a regular subscriber.  This flexibility gives this generation the freedom to explore the variety within each season as they hone their interest in chamber music.

With 60 concerts to explore, don’t forget the other side of our Society.