North Carolina Symphony Sets Fundraising Record for Music Education in Public Schools

North Carolina Symphony Musicians Karen Galvin Nathaniel Yaffe And Amy Mason
Photo courtesy of North Carolina Symphony
The Friends of Note luncheon raised nearly $100,000.

The North Carolina Symphony’s 2017 Friends of Note luncheon raised nearly $100,000 to support the symphony’s statewide music education program, with more than 350 attendees gathering at the Angus Barn in Raleigh on May 2.

The North Carolina Symphony’s music education program serves more than 55,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms and presents educational concerts for fourth- and fifth-graders. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling. At the middle and high school levels, students work directly with North Carolina Symphony artists and perform for symphony audiences.

As the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more about the Friends of Note program at


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