Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony

What is ARIAS? The primary mission of ARIAS is to serve as a provider of music education for the elementary grades of Nassau County schools. At the 4th grade level, we continue our wildly successful Instrument Zoo program, allowing children to handle and make sounds from the four families of symphonic instruments. We are continuing our financial support of Suzuki violin lesson sessions under the auspices of Arts Alive Nassau, moving up to the 4th grade level. In 5th grade, all students are exposed to marvelous melodies of a selection of Symphony ensembles right in their school. We extend our educational theme to adults as well by providing discounted bus transportation to a variety of Masterworks, Pops and Special concerts, allowing a broad spectrum of county residents to enjoy our local musical gem!

Our mission is to bring the Jacksonville Symphony to Amelia Island, to encourage Nassau residents to attend symphony concerts and to provide music education to children in Nassau County Schools through Jacksonville Symphony performances and Instrument Zoo.

For membership information, please call Sherilyn F. Van Orden, ARIAS president, 518.368.3877