Educational Enrichment Program/ Corporate Sponsorship
As part of the 2018-2019 Season the Roswell Symphony Orchestra initiated a new collaborative effort with the Roswell, Artesia, Hagerman, Lake Arthur and Dexter Independent School Districts as well as the New Mexico Military Institute.
This initiative was instituted to increase the outreach of the RSO in the Pecos Valley. All students in the area (not only music students) are invited to attend our regular concerts for free.
In the 2021-2022 season, we are working with area school districts to provide additional outreach. Our objective is to reach out to the younger generations and get them more involved in music in our community – and specifically to encourage students to attend Roswell Symphony Orchestra concerts and learn more about the composers and compositions that are being performed.
For more details please contact the office.
Young Person’s Concert/Shadow Orchestra
Every year, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra provides 800 4th grade students of Southeastern New Mexico with an opportunity to hear and enjoy the RSO and some of the great classical work by composers throughout the world. The 4th grade “Young Person’s Concert” is, for many, the beginning of a life-long love of music, instruments and the arts. Our “Shadow Experience” program allows the best musicians from high schools around the area to perform with a professional orchestra and be mentored by some of New Mexico and Texas’ finest musicians. It’s a magnificent opportunity for these young people to meet professional musicians, be part of a rehearsal, and perform in a concert. The Young Person’s Concert/Shadow Experience is sponsored in part by the Armstrong-Clark Foundation, Paul McCutchen Private Foundation, Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation, Otero Federal Credit Union, and the Roswell Sertoma Club.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our 2020-2021 Young Person’s Concert was virtual. Please view the video below. We offer special thanks to our virtual concert sponsors:
- The Armstrong-Clark Foundation
- New Mexico Arts
- Otero Federal Credit Union
- The Todd Memorial Trust
- The Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation