Community Chords is the Augusta Symphony’s name for all of its education and outreach programs. As part of the Symphony’s mission to share the joy of music, Community Chords is comprised of innovative means connecting members of the orchestra and other music educators with people from all walks of life beyond the concert hall. Facets of Community Chords include:
Due to Covid, many of the Community Chords programs have adjusted to remain safe while delivering outreach to the community. Music Therapy is currently virtual, outreach videos were made for students and veterans, and the Discovery Concert will be available digitally online.
Music Therapy – A board-certified music therapist provides free group music therapy to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Knox Music Institute
Veterans Outreach – The VA Guitar Ensemble attends rehearsals and performs at the Miller Theater, Symphony quartets and trios perform at VA medical centers, and Symphony musicians play during Music-Assisted Group Meditation and Relaxation Therapy
School Outreach – Symphony musicians perform engaging and interactive concerts in CSRA schools