Clara J. King Elementary School

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Orange County Pacific Symphony - Class Act

King Elementary School is a Class Act School!  Founded in 1994, the Frieda Belinfante Class Act Partnership is Pacific Symphony’s flagship youth education program.  King is one of thirty Orange County schools to partner with two Pacific Symphony musicians.  These talented Teaching Artists work with over 16,000 students each year, sharing the life and music of a Composer of the Year through standards-based music curriculum.


Class Act serves as an entry point to other Symphony activities for students, parents, and teachers, encouraging participants to further explore their interest in music.   Pacific Symphony is the largest US symphony orchestra to be formed in the last 40 years and the third largest in California.  Pacific Symphony is the resident orchestra of Orange County, making its home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.  The orchestra’s core purpose is to enrich the human spirit through superior performances of symphonic music and community engagement.

Class Act schools are selected through a competitive application process. Each year students form a relationship with a new Class Act teaching artist (a Pacific Symphony musician) through activities including classroom lessons, ensemble performances, assemblies, and concerts.

This year King celebrates its thirteenth year as a Class Act School, the Pacific Symphony celebrates its twenty-fourth Class Act Anniversary, and we we will be exploring "Symphonic Storytelling!" through the music of Tchaikovsky. This year’s program will consist of class lessons, a Family Night Concert, a field trip to a 2nd through 6th grade concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and an Interactive Music Experience for all TK, Kindergarten and first grade students.  To culminate the year, all students will perform at our Bravo Assembly in April/May.

Classroom volunteers are welcome and needed to participate in the classroom lessons.  Please talk to your child’s teacher if you are able to help.