South Dakota Symphony Orchestra | Bush Prize for Community Innovation 2016
“How do we use this amazing thing that we call music…this amazing that we call the orchestra…to serve this city, state, and region?”
-Jennifer Boomgaarden, Executive Director – South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is more than just an orchestra. It’s also a driving force for community engagement and development. Two of its key initiatives, The Lakota Music Project and Music as Medicine, use task forces made up of local community members to establish and guide content, goals and direction. By combining task force insights and evaluation feedback, the SDSO is building unique and innovative programs that are changing the community one note at a time.
To see (and hear) for yourself what the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is doing for the Sioux Falls and surrounding area communities, watch the video.