Classroom Programs

A tradition since the first season in 1951-52

Classroom Programs

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 & concert music. (1 free teacher ticket for every 20 students). Transportation grants are available. Please check our resource page below for music links, student workbooks, and teacher guides for all of our Young People's Concerts. 

 

2021-2022 Young People's Concerts 

   

Register Your School Here 

 

Words and Notes: Poetry and Music (Grades 3-5) 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 
 10 AM & 11:40 AM

Building on what students have already learned in earlier grades, this concert will emphasize the similarity between poetry and music – how both can convey emotions, thoughts, and concepts that reflect the composer or poet. Always a highlight of this concert-a student conductor!     

 

S is for Symphony (Grades K-2) 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
10 AM & 11:40 AM

A fun way to learn the “A B C’s” of the orchestra! Students will be introduced to the four instrument families, basic elements of music, and a range of composers from various historical and geographic periods. Expect audience participation!

 

Symphony Unplugged: (Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 
10 AM & 11:40 AM 

What classical music is on your listening device? The orchestra will perform some gems of the classical music repertoire to inspire students’ own playlist of classical music.

 

 

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings (Grades 3-5) *In-Person*

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 
10 AM & 11:40 AM I  Ohio Theater

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the LINK UP repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

 

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves (Grades 3-5) *Virtual Option*    

Premiere: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 

By any definition, music moves. as organized sound, music moves through time. We can perceive music as moving through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres, and textures. Music moves us, evoking a full range of emotional responses, and music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Through the LINK UP repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover all the interwoven ways in which the orchestra moves.

 

Young People's Concerts Resource Page

Questions? Contact Meghan McDevitt, director of education at mmcdevitt@columbussymphony.com

 

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CSO at Your School

IN-SCHOOL CONCERTS

In-school full orchestra performances are tailored for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and bring classical music directly to young people in Columbus communities! A limited number of free concert performances are available for the 2021-2022 season.

To sign up please complete our interest form: https://columbussymphonyyouthorchestras.wufoo.com/forms/ro9vwj0dyawnt/  

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

 

MUSICIANS IN THE SCHOOLS 

In-school chamber performances are tailored to grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and bring classical music directly to young people in Columbus communities!

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

 

MINDFUL MUSIC MOMENTS

Mindful Music Moments, a program to teach stress reduction and mindfulness techniques through classical music, served 14,000 students at 30 local schools and 10 preschools in 2020-2021. At the start of each day, students listen to four minutes of recorded classical music and relaxation prompts 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. For 2021-2022, the Columbus Symphony expanded our sponsorship of Mindful Music Moments, offering the program for free to all Columbus City Schools and central Ohio pre-schools. Click here to learn more.