Student opportunities & Outreach
Thanks to support from the City of Newport Beach, the Baroque Music Festival was able to offer the following opportunities to NMUSD district and other Orange County-based middle school, high school and college students, during Festival week, June 2023:
- $5 Student “Go for Baroque” Rush Tickets at the door for all Festival performances
- Behind-the-scenes access to the afternoon dress rehearsal on Saturday June 17 Concertos for Many!
Students! If you are interested in attending future dress rehearsals, concerts, or getting involved in the Festival as a volunteer during Festival week June 16-23, 2024, please contact us.
For many years Omicron Pi CSUF have served as key volunteer team members during Festival week. You will see their brothers welcoming you at concert venues, assisting with check-in, and more. Omicron Pi is a chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. It was founded on May 1, 1966, at Cal State University, Fullerton, as the 249th chartered chapter of the Fraternity. Dr. Burton Karson (Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar’s founder), who at the time was a Professor of Music at Cal State Fullerton, was the Faculty Advisor, and Richard Polley was the Chapter President. By the end of the day, the Chapter stood 19 members strong. Since then, many notable brothers have been initiated into the Omicron Pi chapter and have gone into many fields, including music.