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.

2019-2020 CSO Education Committee

Rudy Albach
Columbus Symphony - Principal bass

Bob Cochran, Chairman
CSO Board of Trustees

Lois H. Allen
Community Volunteer

Travis Damicone
Columbus City Schools Music Specialist

Jim Dowdy
Capital University

Betty J. Hill
Columbus City Schools Unified Arts K-12

Andrés Lopera
CSYO Assistant Conductor

Talvis Love
CSO Board of Trustees

Eric T. Johnson
CSO Board of Trustees

Varun Mahajan, MD DABR
CSO Board of Trustees

Christine Shumway Mortine
CSO Board of Trustees

Brian Mangrum
Columbus Symphony – Principal horn

Ken Matsuda
Columbus Symphony – Viola

Kathy Mead
Columbus City Schools, retired; CSO development committee liaison

Stephanie K. Smith
2015 Music Educator Award winner, Teays Valley HS

Jeani Stahler
Columbus Symphony, Director of Education

Nelson Yoder
CSO Board of Trustees