Ensemble Program

The Philharmonic is currently booking performances for the 2017-2018 school year. To reserve a date and time for your school, please submit the online scheduling form.

For elementary schools, click here!

For pre-schools, click here!

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic has a long tradition of bringing live concert experience directly to schools throughout Northeast Indiana. Nine Fort Wayne Philharmonic chamber ensembles offer in-school educational programs that include musical performances, instrument demonstration and opportunities for student interaction. Each ensemble program is designed to address the Indiana Department of Education Standards of Learning in Music and may be crafted to support multidisciplinary themes.

Elementary Schools

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic has seven chamber ensembles available to perform in elementary schools. Ensembles represent each of different instrument group of the orchestra, including: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Ensemble performances are typically booked for the entire school, with the musicians playing two, back-to-back, 35-minute performances, assembly-style.

Pre-Schools

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic also offers two ensembles specifically for pre-school classrooms. Woodwind and string duos are available to perform programs specifically designed for the young learner. These 25-minute performances can be booked for individual classrooms and/or an entire building, depending on the number of students. 

For more information about Philharmonic ensemble programs, please contact Anne Lewellen, Ensemble Coordinator, at alewellen@fwphil.org



Club Orchestra

Club Orchestra is modelled after Venezuela's "El Sistema" movement and was created to develop future generations of arts-aware and musically knowledgeable citizens. Led by the Philharmonic’s principal violist Derek Reeves, Club Orchestra increases self-esteem and teaches life lessons to students through music in an orchestra classroom.



Instrument Loan Program

Every student should have the opportunity to play an instrument of their choosing. Over 100 string, brass, and woodwind instruments are available on a first-come first-served basis for musicians at any ability level.  For more information, contact Shelby McFann at swmcfann@aol.com or 260.637.1506.