Dallas Symphony partners with MIT for the Jeanne R. Johnson Education Center, offering STEAM-based music education for North Texas students from first grade to high school, according to a Dallas Morning News article which reports,
“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced plans Thursday to bring a new education facility to the Meyerson Symphony Center through a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Set to open in fall 2024, the Jeanne R. Johnson Education Center will serve North Texas students from first grade through high school, offering “STEAM-based learning activities that focus on dynamic music education,” according to a release.”
In partnership with MIT, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will introduce the Jeanne R. Johnson Education Center offering STEAM-based music education using innovative technology. Programs tailored for different age groups, according to a CBS Texas article. They say,
“Produced in cooperation with the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab, students will engage in STEAM-based learning activities that focus on dynamic music education, utilizing cutting-edge technology at the center.
Learning programs will include orchestra conducting using virtual reality, visual and dynamic AI components of sound waves, the science behind acoustics and more. The programming is geared toward specific age levels with on-site facilitators, the tickets to visit will be complimentary for students and families and will have complementary curriculum that will increase the students’ level of music appreciation.”
Expected to significantly increase outreach, the new center could double DSO’s student engagement, adding around 50,000 annual students to its programs.