An interesting program that introduces classical music to students in Baltimore schools.
“Classical music gives kids a skill set,” says music director Marin Alsop. “You have to have discipline, you have to motivate yourself to practice, you have to learn how to work with a team. Those skills can help you with any kind of achievement in society.”
Adds Dan Trahey, program manager of OrchKids: “When we started last year, most of the kids couldn’t tell us what they wanted to be when they grew up. Now, a lot of them say they want to be music teachers or musicians, as well as doctors. Their feeling of self-worth is a lot better.”