Until The 70th Anniversary Season Begins!

Education Programs




Take a field trip to Symphony Hall! Symphony for the Schools, the signature program of The Phoenix Symphony, provides K-12 public, private, charter, parochial and home school groups an opportunity to attend a world-class concert at Symphony Hall. Presented by American Airlines, concerts occur during the school day and align with Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards, helping students connect the exciting world of music to their studies.



Bring The Phoenix Symphony to your school! Through Classroom Concerts, ensembles tour to area schools with engaging educational concerts. As the Symphony’s most in-demand program, performances are highly interactive allowing musicians, students and teachers to connect through music. These programs are available in locations within a 30 mile radius of downtown Phoenix.




Bring your students to Symphony Hall! The Phoenix Symphony's Coffee Classics Series includes five different programs during the 2016/17 season, which are great field trip options for your middle or high school students. These Friday morning performances begin at 11:00am and optional pre-concert chats begin at 10:00am. Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program. This field trip option is ideal for educational institutions with flexible morning schedules. For groups of ten or more, please call the box office at 602-495-1999 for special pricing. 

 

Education Partnerships



Mind Over Music is an initiative created by The Phoenix Symphony that trains teachers to integrate music into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts, the first symphony program of its kind in the nation. By learning through music, students are provided with new, creative ways to learn science and math concepts.

A unique partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges, Symphony Connections is a touring program featuring the Phoenix Symphony String Ensemble performing on community college campuses throughout the Valley. These inspiring performances are educational in nature and provide opportunities for students and faculty to interact with musicians. As part of the program, Maricopa Community College students are given free tickets to attend Symphony Classics concerts throughout the season.
 

Now in its seventeenth year, One Nation is a unique musical and cultural partnership between The Phoenix Symphony and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. This program enhances the music programs of the Community’s elementary and high schools and builds relationships between Symphony musicians and students. Symphony musicians provide private and group music lessons to students during the school day, teach after school music classes and provide recital coaching to prepare students for public performances. Students, their families and school faculty are also given tickets to attend concerts at Symphony Hall, which builds a broader sense of community and affords students the opportunity to see their instructors in a different light as professional musicians. The Phoenix Symphony wishes to thank the Salt River Community Children's Foundation, Fry's Food Stores, and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for their support of One Nation.



The Phoenix Symphony wishes to thank the following sponsors for their unrestricted support of our Education & Community engagement programs:

  • Allen-Heath Memorial Foundation

  • Carstens Family Funds

  • Goodman-Klein-Pinckney Family Foundation

  • The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation

  • Nationwide Foundation

  • Whitcomb Charitable Foundation