Classroom Programs

A tradition since the first season in 1951-52

Classroom Programs

MINDFUL MUSIC MOMENTS

On January 16, Pickerington Elementary became the first central Ohio school to implement Mindful Music Moments, a daily mindfulness and classical music program that promotes student focus. Backed by the Columbus Symphony, with additional support from CAPA and Opera Columbus, 460 students in grades K-6 listen to four minutes of recorded classical music and relaxation prompts at the start of each school day during morning announcements. Part music appreciation and part stress-reduction techniques, the program offers insight on the composers and music history while taking a moment to calm students’ minds and prepare them to learn. Click here to learn more.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS

Each year, thousands of students throughout the greater Columbus area participate in the Columbus Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts. Concerts are programmed at the Ohio Theatre and are thematically based and grade appropriate. Pre-concert materials are provided for teachers and students based on the Ohio Academic content standards. All seats are $5 and include a student workbook and one teacher guide & CD. (1 free teacher ticket for every 20 students).  

Grades K-3
Roar, Buzz, Tweet: All About Animals
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30am, Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Grades 3-5
The American Sound
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:30am, Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Link Up: The Orcheestra Sings!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:00am & 11:35am, Ohio Theatre
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Attending this concert requires teacher participation in a professional development session scheduled in the fall.
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Grades 6-12
iSymphony
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am, Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

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BACKSTAGE WITH THE SYMPHONY

Grades 3-12

The Backstage Tour program has ended for the 17-18 season.

Students in grades 3-12 can experience a unique behind-the-scenes look at the orchestra in rehearsal, as well as a comprehensive tour of the Ohio Theatre led by knowledgeable docents. This is an opportunity for students to learn about the architecture and history of the Ohio Theatre as well as the history of the Columbus Symphony. Peek backstage, visit rehearsal rooms and watch a portion of the Columbus Symphony rehearsal. All tours begin at 9:45 am. and last one hour. Schools and home schools: $5 for students and chaperones.  Adult only tours: $10 a person. 

 

IN-SCHOOL CONCERTS/SMALL ENSEMBLE

In-school performances are tailored to different grade levels and bring classical music directly to young people in Columbus communities. Fees are available upon request.

For additional information, please call (614) 221-4916.