Learn At Home!
Learn about instruments, composers, music, and even how to conduct from the comfort of your home!


Inspiring Composers!

Hear words of inspiration from composers Alexandra Gardner and Frances Pollock.

The BSO had composers Alexandra Gardner and Frances Pollock create pieces for our concert featuring women composers. Listen to them discuss their favorite composers and share words of inspiration for aspiring composers in an interview.

As You Listen...

  • Did you notice Frances say she liked artists/composers Missy Elliot and Dolly Parton? People write all types of music we love! 
  • What are some of your favorite pieces of music? Who wrote them?

Fun At Home!

  • Alexandra mentioned composer Gabriela Lena Frank is one of her favorite composers right now. Check out this piece she wrote for the National Youth Orchestra, performed in Carnegie Hall.

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You Can Help Keep the Music Going!

If you enjoy our weekly activities, please consider a donation to the BSO. The BSO does over 90 in-school performances each year, reaching thousands of students throughout Whatcom County.


Whatcom Arts Project

The BSO is a proud participant and a founding member of the new Whatcom Arts Project, a group of over 30 community arts nonprofits. The goal of the Whatcom Arts Project is to reach our community during this time of need to provide hope, entertainment, learning opportunities, and a sense of togetherness. Each week during the pandemic, the BSO posted learning activities and videos on our website and to social media as part of the Whatcom Arts Project.

To learn more about the Whatcom Arts Project and home friendly activities in our area, please visit: www.facebook.com/WhatcomArtsProject/ or https://www.bellingham.org/whatcom-arts-project/.