Bach & Jazz
Education Concerts

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:30am – First Baptist Church of Ferguson
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:00am – The Ethical Society of St. Louis

Bach was known as the master of improvisation. At this one-of-a-kind FREE concert, students will experience the similarities between improvised jazz and Bach’s music, giving a better understanding of how the Master of Baroque still continues to influence modern jazz. Featuring guitarist Steve Schenkel and pianist Kim Portnoy. Sponsored in part by Wells Fargo.

Tickets: Although this is a free educational opportunity, seating is limited and reservations are required.  If you are a music educator interested in bringing your students, you can download reservation request and busing forms here.  A printable flyer for this event is available for download here. We can be reached at 314-652-2224 and to help with your questions about this exciting event.

Giving Bach to Saint Louis Youth

Congratulations to Our 2017-18 Giving Bach Scholars:
Hannah Donaldson and Milana Gurt

The Giving Bach Scholarship and Mentoring Program:

This comprehensive mentorship and scholarship program is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to pursue a career in music. Two (2) award recipients will be given behind-the-scenes access to private dress rehearsals and will receive season tickets to Bach Society performances. Students will meet and shadow Bach Society singers, orchestra members, professional soloists, Young Artists, and the Conductor to observe the day-to-day activities of successful musicians. Additionally, the scholars will be awarded a $500 scholarship to use toward college expenses.

Past Giving Bach Scholar Recipients:

2016-17     Trevor Scott (St.Louis, MO), Olivia Rey Gregory (Troy, IL)
2015-16     Danielle Boulanger (Highland, IL), Elizabeth Grossman (Clayton, MO)