We host lively, interactive concerts in elementary, middle, and high schools in Tucson, with a special focus on schools with diverse student populations and in underserved neighborhoods. In 2017–18, we placed 28 concerts in 13 schools—reaching an estimated 4,700 students. For 2018–19, we’re on track to host concerts in at least as many schools as last season.
Concerts are organized by Dr. Kim Hayashi and performed by the Southwest String Quartet, UA’s Fred Fox School of Music Wind Quintet, or the UA Graduate String Quartet. The performances add valuable music appreciation to a school’s curriculum. The attending students become engaged, often swaying to the music, playing “air violin,” or “conducting” with one or both arms.
Music in the Schools appeared in the following schools in 2017–18:
Flowing Wells High School
Highland Free School
Morgan Maxwell K-8
Rio Vista Elementary
Adopt a school
You can sponsor a school for a donation of $1,000 which underwrites the cost of a concert. You are acknowledged in every AFCM program and are invited to attend the concerts you have supported. If you have an interest in Music in the Schools, please contact board member Leslie Tolbert at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017–18 Music in the School Sponsors
Marilyn Heins and Milton Francis
Joe and Connie Theobald
Paul St. John and Leslie Tolbert.