Offering Free In-School Performances in a Variety of Disciplines
Quality, free and informal live concerts are offered to all public, private, parochial, charter and home schools in Summit County and surrounding areas. The purpose is to introduce and foster music appreciation, encourage young musicians, and create a connection between cultures and races where music becomes vividly experienced as a universal language. Children's Concert Society enlists outstanding performers and strive to bring the very best of instrumental, vocal, and dance programs to our student communities. These in school performances enable the children to experience the music in a less structured environment--to ask questions, to learn the history of the instruments, and even to touch the instruments! CCS has a close relationship with the School of Music at the University of Akron for these In-School concerts. Along with several professional musicians, many graduate student ensembles perform. Not only are the children inspired by the graduate students, but the graduate students themselves benefit from the exposure to young audiences. This experience demonstrates to them the importance of enriching the children's musical education and may influence them throughout their careers as teachers and/or performing artists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost for the performances?
No, thanks to the generosity of foundation and donors support, Children’s Concert Society is able to provide quality, free and informal live concerts are offered to all public, private, parochial, charter and home schools in Summit County and surrounding areas.
How long are performances?
All concerts will be appropriately presented according to grade levels. Performances are approximately 30 minutes, with 10-15 minutes for a Q and A session.
Can you customize a program?
Some of the groups have customized their programs for each different school level. All musical content will be appropriately presented according to grade levels.
How many groups can I bring to my school?
One group per school will be scheduled, but depending on the size of your school, two concerts for that group may be scheduled. Please note, due to setup time, some groups will only perform for a maximum of 200 students and will require two concerts.
Do you guarantee the artist I picked?
We will schedule concerts on a first-come, first-served basis. Please number your top five choices in order of preference.
Bring a Free Music Education Program To Your School
Quality, free and informal live concerts are offered to all public, private, parochial, charter and home schools in Summit County and surrounding areas.
The Children's Concert Society is a non-profit educational, volunteer organization founded in 1947. Our purpose is to foster music appreciation in the youth of the community by providing opportunities to experience the beauty of fine, live musical performances.