INDIANAPOLIS (February 22, 2023) – Students from 15 local Indianapolis schools will participate in the sixth annual Indianapolis School Music Festival on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 hosted at Arsenal Technical High School. The Indianapolis School Music Festival serves local instrumental and vocal music students through a collaboration with Music for All.
Thirty-four ensembles will perform in this non-competitive event. The Festival places emphasis on student learning in an environment that encourages a cooperative spirit. Following each performance, students will engage in an educational clinic facilitated by world-class music educators where they will receive constructive feedback on their performance. Performances are open to the public with no tickets required. For a full schedule, visit festival.musicforall.org/ismf2023.
“For over 20 years Music for All has been committed to a diligent, hands-on engagement with our IPS community. This Festival is designed to serve as a musical celebration as well as a catalyst to inspire the IPS and central Indiana community to strengthen its commitment to equity and access to active music-making for all students,” says James Stephens, Director of Education and Advocacy at Music for All.
Music for All has been committed to supporting the growth and development of music and arts education in Indianapolis since moving its headquarters to Indianapolis and historic Union Station in 2003. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit national arts advocacy and education organization, Music for All produces events and programming that impact students, teachers, and communities across the United States. Music for All leverages its national educational programming with the intention of providing life-changing experiences to the young people in its home community of Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Music for All’s events in Indianapolis include the Music for All National Festival, to be held March 31-April 2, the Bands of America Grand National Championships, November 9-11 in Lucas Oils Stadium, and Super Regional Championship, October 21-22, also in Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Grand National Championships also includes the Indianapolis Schools Music Showcase and the Indianapolis All-City Band performance.