Fairbanks Concert Association

Education and outreach
are at the core of our mission

Education and outreach
are at the core of our mission

Discover the many ways FCA supports music education and outreach in our communities

Donating to the Education Partnership Program directs your gift to support education and outreach.

These activities include school performances, classroom residencies, workshops, and masterclasses with professional touring artists for K-12, university, and community members. Other activities involve bringing artists to organizations that, for example, focus their time and attention taking care of our elderly, teach specific skills (cirque, theater, arts), engage young detainees, offer services to low income families, or connects us to diverse minority groups in our community.

Education Partnership

Education Partners

Alaska 529 logo

Alaska 529 is funding FCA’s Education Programs for the 2023-2024 season.

School Shows

Outreach School shows

Offering live performances to K-12 students

FCA offers several school shows each season, thanks to a collaboration with the Fairbanks Arts Association’s Fairbanks Arts and Cultural Education program. For many students, FCA’s school shows are the only way they are able to see live shows.

These performances give students from throughout the district a unique opportunity to engage directly with renowned musicians and other performing artists from around the world.

Inside the Classroom

Outreach Inside Classroom

Personal encounters that profoundly engage students

FCA works closely with local teachers to get artists into the classroom, where they might offer a workshop, a demonstration or personal instruction. It lets students ask questions and learn about the artist and the passion that drives them.

On occasion, FCA artists invite local students to perform with them onstage, for a concert that illustrates the power of marking art together.


Rural Outreach

Outreach School shows

FCA goes beyond Fairbanks to bring the performing arts to other communities in the Interior.

The benefit is mutual: Smaller communities get to host renowned artists, and artists get to see a side of Alaska they might not otherwise see.

Rural outreach:

  • Delta Junction Library
  • Fort Greely
  • Delta High School
  • Delta Community Center
  • Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance
  • Kids in Motion
  • Tri-Valley School
  • Clear Space Force Station

Community Organizations

Outreach Inside Classroom

FCA artists enrich community activities and organizations offstage.

Many of our guest artists offer workshops, one-on-one training, talks and similar events to children and adults.

Community events:

  • Boys and Girls Club hip-hop workshop with Versa-Style Dance Company
  • Golden Heart Performing Arts youth workshop with Cirque Mechanics
  • DE-CRUIT trauma workshop for veterans
  • North Star Ballet community flash dance with BodyVox
  • Pioneer Home mini-concerts
  • Community Jazz Band workshop and concert with the Emmet Cohen Trio

Tickets for Community Organizations

Organizations supported by FCA with free tickets over the years:

  • Access Alaska
  • Adult Learning Programs of Alaska
  • Alaska Camerata
  • Alaska Dog Mushers’ Association
  • Alaska Trappers Association
  • Alaska Women’s Lobby
  • Alpha Kappa
  • Armed Services YMCA of Alaska
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Breast Cancer Detection Center
  • Dance Theatre Fairbanks
  • Denali Education Center
  • Fairbanks Children’s Museum
  • Fairbanks Community Jazz Band
  • Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption
  • Fairbanks Food Bank
  • Fairbanks Montessori School
  • Fairbanks Native Association
  • Fairbanks Rescue Mission
  • Fairbanks Symphony Association
  • Family Centered Services of Alaska
  • FNSB Parks & Recreation
  • FNSB School District Music Teachers
  • Graf Rheeneerhaanjii
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospice of the Tanana Valley
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-violent Living
  • Lathrop High School
  • Literacy Council of Alaska
  • Monroe Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter
  • North Star Council on Aging
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center
  • Northland Youth Choir
  • Presbyterian Hospitality House
  • Randy Smith Middle School
  • Resource Center for Parents and Children
  • Ryan Middle School
  • Santa’s Seniors
  • Tanana Middle School
  • Tri-Valley Community Library
  • UAF New Student Orientation
  • United Way
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks – Music Dept.
  • Upward Bound
  • West Valley High School
  • Yukon Quest International