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 2017-18 over 23,000 individuals participated in or attended an education event.

2018-2019 CSO Education Committee

Rudy Albach
Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Principal bass
Matt Allyn
CSO Board of Trustees
Bob Cochran, Chairman
CSO Board of Trustees
Travis Damicone
Columbus City Schools Music Specialist
James Dowdy
Capital University Music Education Department (adjunct); OMEA State Past-President
Betty Hill
2016 Music Educator Award winner, Columbus City Schools
John Laswell
2018 Music Educator Award winner, Westerville City Schools
Talvis Love
CSO Board of Trustees, Cardinal Health
Varun Mahajan, MD DABR
CSO Board of Trustees
Brian Mangrum
Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Principal horn
Ken Matsuda
Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Viola
Kathy Mead
Columbus City Schools, retired; CSO development committee liaison
Lynn Roseberry
Dean, Capital University Conservatory of Music
Stephanie K. Smith
2015 Music Educator Award winner, Teays Valley HS
Jeani Stahler
Director of Education, Columbus Symphony