Education and Community Outreach
Our school outreach program includes a history of classical music, an overview of many traditional Baroque composers, discussion of the period instruments and their differences from modern instruments, and the importance and value of music in our lives.
In addition to outreach at the schools, Musica Angelica brings Long Beach Unified School District students to performances. Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by exposing students to this experience, they have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.
Long Beach Unified School District teachers select 50 students that are given the opportunity to attend concerts. These students will be given three tickets—one for them and two for family members—to attend the concert. This is a total of 150 individuals per concert over five concerts, or 750 Long Beach citizens in total, and 250 LBUSD students.
Beyond performances, the conductor of the concerts provides an educational lecture before each concert for families with young children (and for adults too), and also talks to the audience during the concert between each of the pieces, providing additional insight about the composers or the time period.