Pennsylvania Musical Arts

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Central Pennsylvania, and specifically, the Harrisburg area, is full of many potentially bright minds who unfortunately can’t always find the right place with people who will nurture and encourage them. Plagued with the common national problem of an overpopulation of students paired with an understaffing of teachers, many of these minds go by without anyone to guide them in the right direction. As a result, intelligence that could be used to better the world around us is directed toward darker things such as crime and violence. Fortunately, there are groups in the area that are making an effort to enrich misguided young people, groups such as the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. All of these groups help channel creativity and enrich minds so that kids can use their talents to better their own lives, and expand their horizons past that of what they know. Through music and the arts, these organizations expand the horizons of the communities around them, and they teach people, both child and adult alike, that you don’t have to be of a certain class to enjoy classical music, or jazz. They show people that you don’t have to be of a certain cast to enjoy fine art, to go to the museum and get thrown into the whirlwind of the last 200 years of American culture. Music and the arts are an integral part of any well rounded education, despite this, it is not appreciated much and it takes organizations like these to show how valuable the arts can be. Founded in the 1930’s, amidst the throes of the Great Depression, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, or HSO, is an organization that presents “inspiring symphonic performances and educational progra... ... middle of paper ... .... "Charity Navigator Rating - Pennsylvania Academy of Music." Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . "Charity Navigator Rating - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts." Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . "Charity Navigator Rating - Pennsylvania Ballet." Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . "The Delphi Project." Pennsylvania Ballet. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. . "HSO Mission." Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. .

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