It's 7:55 pm and you are settled into your seat in the balcony at the concert hall. The lights are about to dim and then you will be transported into a world of pure, powerful orchestral sound. A concert can be a magical and transcendent experience, and there are many people working hard every day behind the scenes to make that magic happen. This course will give you a backstage look at the workings of a modern symphony orchestra – from fundraising to auditions to a day in the life of a symphony librarian. In every session we'll focus on a new topic with a lecture given by one of a group of instructors, including North Carolina Symphony conductors, staff members, orchestra musicians, and other members of the community who work in tandem with us to bring great performances to concert-goers and a solid foundation in music education to students.