BRAVO! is SATORI's outreach program for music education, and includes:
- A regular series of in-school educational chamber music programs and special projects, including SATORI's Artists-in-Residence extended or mini-residencies, student master classes, assemblies, classroom presentations, and more
- The Gift of Music program, providing musical instruments for needy students in area music programs -- see video HERE
In-school educational chamber music programs. SATORI offers a wide range of in-school educational programs, including assemblies, classroom presentations, student master classes, and residencies. Programs offered include multidisciplinary presentations blending music with art; programs exploring the Hispanic heritage in classical music; concerts featuring international music and composers, accompanied by a display of international cultural icons; American music and composers; rhythms and dances; and basic musical theory and structure; as well as full student concerts featuring themed and curriculum-based selections from the chamber music repertoire.
SATORI’s Artist-in-Residence program offers students the opportunity to learn and appreciate chamber music, taught and performed in their schools by professional musicians. Residencies may extend through an entire semester; mini-residencies, from 3-8 weeks in length, or even during a single week, often combining music with art, are also available. Click here for more details on some specific programs.
SATORI's in-school presentations have again been approved for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit roster, offering tax credits to qualifying corporate sponsors.
The Gift of Music project. SATORI's Gift of Music project collects, restores, and distributes band and orchestra instruments to local music instructional programs, and thence to students who may be unable to afford the cost of buying or renting an instrument. In the Gift of Music program, donated instruments are collected at various businesses, concert venues, and community organizations. Local instrument repair shops recondition these instruments, which are then distributed at no cost to area schools and organizations. Since 2003, SATORI's Gift of Music program has collected, repaired, and donated almost 550 musical instruments, an estimated instrument value of over $115000, to 51 different area schools and community music programs.
To schedule a school performance or residency, donate an instrument, or with any other questions, contact SATORI:
2985 Fairfield Drive North
Allentown, PA 18103