The goal of the Columbus Symphony's education and outreach programs is  "to educate and entertain people of all ages, to foster talent and create future audiences and to nurture intellectual development and spark creativity."

We invite you to participate in the numerous programs and opportunities we offer throughout the year for classrooms, for young musicians, families, and communities. 

In 2014-2015, nearly 17,000 individuals participated in or attended an education event.

2015 - 2016 CSO Education Committee

Lois H. Allen
      Women's Association of the CSO
Vinita Clemens
     Nationwide, Associate Vice President, Human Resources | P & C Operations
Susan Cochran
     President, CSO League
Travis Damicone
     Columbus City Schools Music Specialist
Johanna DeStefano
      CSO Board of Trustees, Professor Emeritus - The Ohio State University
James Dowdy 
      Capital University Music Education Department (adjunct); OMEA State Past-President
J. Daniel Good, Ph. D.
     CSO Board of Trustees, Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools
Ken Matsuda
      Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Viola
Kathy Mead
      Columbus City Schools, retired; CSO development committee liaison
Jude Mollenhauer
      Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Principal Harpist
Shannon Morgan
     Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director PNC
Matthew Parker
    2015 Music Educator Award winner, Johnnycake Corners Elementary
Carol Roseberry
     Dean, Capital University Conservatory of Music
Jeffrey Schneider
     2015 Music Educator Award winner, community volunteer
Stephanie K. Smith
     2015 Music Educator Award winner, Teays Valley HS
Christine Willig, Chairman
      CSO Board of Trustees, President, K-12, McGraw-Hill Education
Peter Stafford Wilson
      CSO Associate Conductor & CSYO Music Director
Jeani Stahler
      Director of Education, Columbus Symphony & CAPA