Classical Music Indy
About the artist
Classical Music Indy is the non-profit producer and syndicator of classical music radio programs, the originator of numerous community engagement and education programs, and an advocate for classical music and classical music-makers. Founded in 1968 as the Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis, the organization began as a broadcast outlet for classical music in Indy. In 1986, the Society received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, the first ever received by an Indiana radio broadcast entity in the then 48-year history of the award.
In 2013, the organization conducted a city-wide assessment that revealed an immediate need to create accessible programming that is more reflective of the local community. In response, the Fine Arts Society changed its name to “Classical Music Indy” to better represent the organization’s vision and mission “to inspire people in the community with the power of classical music.” Today, Classical Music Indy is responsible for bringing classical music radio to 4.5 million listeners statewide, and serving over 22,000 people with community programs.
This program combines visual art, graphic score notation, and music composition to get students sharing their creative voices. Led by a team of professional musicians, students will create visual stories as they learn about rhythm and pitch, and later delve into music notation. A combination of music performance and hands-on activity allows students to take their visual story and translate it into music. By the end, students craft their very own music compositions, which are then performed by a professional musician!
- Grades: K-23-5
- Length: 45 min
- Audience Limit: 30