The Chicago Symphony Orchestra provides in-depth classical music experiences through programs designed for elementary through high school students and teachers.


  • ONCE UPON A SYMPHONY

    Your imagination will be inspired by vivid storytelling, live music, sets, costumes and images to create a unique and magical overture to the live music experience. Appropriate for children ages 3 to 5.

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  • SCHOOL CONCERTS

    Specially designed for children in kindergarten through third grade and students of all ages with special needs, these concerts combine music with a visual element such as dance or mime to serve as an introduction to the music 

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  • ORCHESTRA EXPLORERS

    Orchestra Explorers® introduces kindergarten through third grade students to the thrilling world of classical music.

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  • DREAM OUT LOUD

    Dream Out Loud is an innovative music education advocacy campaign, offering a variety of resources for elementary through high school students and music educators.

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  • EDUCATION OPEN REHEARSALS

    Open Rehearsals provide music students in grades 9-12 with access to the musical resources of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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  • DOCENT PROGRAM/SYMPHONY LINKS

    The Docent Program provides free in-school visits by trained volunteers who prepare students for upcoming CSO education concerts.

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