Korea Academy Orchestra
The Korea Academy Orchestra, which consists of teachers who have enthusiasm for teaching students in Gyeong-gi province, was founded in Feb 2013.
Teachers have a lot of worries and stress because of the highly competitive entrance examination system in Korea, but they can relieve their stress through playing in the KAO.
The KAO gives teachers new energy and opportunities to challenge new things and refresh themselves.
For students, the KAO cultivates a spirit of cooperation through harmony so that they can develop the social intelligence they need to be happy and productive members of society. Each new piece of music gives them a challenge so that they can feel a sense of accomplishment when they master it. This is consistent with the orchestra's goal of being a role model for the healthy development of youth.
The KAO was founded in Feb 2013 with only 10 people; since then, it has performed in an education office opening ceremony, a town for the aged, many schools, a teacher-training program opening celebration, a foundation celebration show, and periodical concerts. The orchestra now has 70 members.
It made a guest appearance on a famous morning TV show on 19 January 2015, and it is now preparing for an August 2016 concert tour in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
Musical performance program
Because the KAO performs in many different kinds of ceremonies, such as teacher-training program opening celebrations, community concerts, and other special performances, its repertoire ranges from classics to children's songs, pop music, film music, and jazz.