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Education Programs

Inspiring Students to Get Involved and Stay Involved in Music 

Join the more than 1,200 schools tapping into the SLSO to inspire their students to get involved and stay involved in music. Through education programming, the SLSO is committed to making music accessible to all students through live concerts, in-school programs, digital resources, young musician development, and teacher networking and professional development.  

Schools and Teachers

The SLSO reaches hundreds of teachers around the world with specialized training, both in person and online; through lesson plans available for classroom use; with support programs for young musicians; through field trips for students to experience live music in person; through in-school residencies with SLSO musicians; and much more!

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Families and Fans

Whether new to orchestral music, a budding musician, or a longtime fan of the orchestra, the SLSO has resources to spark curiosity and deepen relationships with music for people of all ages. From activities, to young musician programs, to podcasts, events, and learning resources geared for adults, the SLSO can be part of everyone's life. 



In the 2021/2022 school year, the SLSO reached more than 250,000 students and teachers in 48 states and 17 countries. Connecting with teachers and fostering student involvement in music is at the core of the SLSO's mission.

education impact

SLSO education programs are presented by:


And supported by:


The Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, Trustee

BNSF Railway Foundation

Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis

Fletcher Jones Foundation

Moneta Group Charitable Foundation

Lori and Andrew O'Brien