Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

School Instructional Residencies

The WSO partners with individual schools to provide intensive instructional residencies aimed at improving students' musical skills and inspiring them to push their boundaries.  Requiring the absolute endorsement of the school administration and artistic staff, this is an opportunity for the WSO to help develop the musicians and audience members of the future.



  • • Establish pilot programs and develop existing programs to identify best practices.
  • • Provide middle and high school children with expert instruction, performance opportunities, and motivation to exceed their boundaries.
  • • Provide opportunities for students to extend their studies beyond their school program and into the WSO’s concert experience.


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2017-18 Residency Partners:
Waterbury Arts Magnet School (WAMS), Waterbury, CT

      • Intermediate level program for string students featuring weekly string coaching and culminating in four side-by-side performance opportunities with WSO String Orchestra.

        • Litchfield Public Schools, Litchfield, CT
          • WSO musicians provide Master Classes for wind, brass, and percussion students at Litchfield High School..

    • ** For more information please contact WSO Executive Director @ 203-574-4283


WSO School Residency programs receive generous support from:

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