Category: guest bloggers

Interning at the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops: Tablecloths, tunes and good times

By Emma DeWitt - Grand Rapids Symphony intern - Approaching the end of my junior year at Calvin College, I still did not have an internship under my belt, and I was starting to feel apprehensive going into the summer. I had just switched to the strategic communication program the previous year and was unsure of what I could do with such a broad major. Having a deep love and appreciation for music, I felt blessed to accept a public relations internship with the Grand Rapids Symphony for... Read More
at Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony holds annual Access to Music for residents of American House

As declining health nudges many seniors toward a move to assisted living communities, access to the arts, including orchestral performances, is important for residents who have always enjoyed going to the symphony. Faced with decreased mobility, some seniors simply forfeit their season tickets and visits to their local symphony orchestras. However, American House Senior Living Communities is working to ensure its residents don’t have to abandon their love of experiencing live,... Read More
Posted by Guest Blogger at Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GVSU music majors work with Grand Rapids Symphony’s Mosaic Scholars to compose and perform original music

Music students from Grand Valley State University recently helped 20 local high school students compose and perform music through an internship with the Grand Rapids Symphony . Four Grand Valley students spent February 13-18 working with leaders from Creative Connections , an international non-profit cultural education organization, to help the symphony's Mosaic Scholars compose, rehearse and perform original pieces of music. The Mosaic Scholarship is a program offered by the... Read More
at Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Why you should be a MySymphony360 member

I am a lover of all things Grand Rapids. One of the main reasons for my love of Grand Rapids is because of how lucky we are to be surrounded by people who come together to create a community of opportunities. One such opportunity is a membership in MySymphony360.  MySymphony360 is an engagement group for young professionals offering discounted tickets, backstage passes, networking, and meet and greets with musicians.    If someone told me two years ago that one of my favorite... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Monday, February 2, 2015

Words from our Mosaic Scholars

Brianna Massey Being a mosaic scholar has influenced and shaped my life a great deal. It has helped give me the extra motivation needed to thrive musically. It has also expanded my exposure to music throughout the Grand Rapids area. As a mosaic scholar I have the honor to regularly attend Grand Rapids Symphony concerts. After every concert I am left speechless and with the desire to continue my passion(music) at the professional level.  This scholarship has not only... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Thursday, January 8, 2015

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