Jackson Symphony hosts weekly string classes at Discovery Park of America

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra will host string classes at Discovery Park beginning in January 2024. Bethany Ostenson will be teaching a beginners and intermediate string class with the bass, cello, viola and violin. The classes are free for students in fifth grade and older.

Ostenson will host a parent information night on Monday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. The classes will begin the following Monday, Jan. 15 and continue through Monday, May 20. The beginner’s class will meet at 6 p.m. each Monday, with the intermediate class following from 7-8 p.m. Students should provide their own instruments although the symphony has grant money that can be used to help families that do not have sufficient funds.

The goal is to enlarge the size of the current Jackson Symphony youth programs and also to bring classical music and performing experiences to kids in our rural area.  Students in the Northwest Tennessee region will attend the classes in Union City and will travel to Jackson for rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Beth Ostenson has been with The Jackson Symphony Orchestra since June of 2013. The mission of The Jackson Symphony Music Academy is to expand access to rehearsal and performance opportunities for young musicians across West Tennessee.

To find out more, contact Ostenson at 731-514-5882 or bethostenson@gmail.com. Click below to register or join us for our parent meeting and information night:

Date: Monday, Jan. 8
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Discovery Park of America
Find out more: https://www.thejacksonsymphony.org/music-academy