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SLSO College Connections serves as a bridge between music students who have limited opportunities to visit colleges during their formative years and colleges who are very aware that students involved with school music programs are among the most likely to perform well academically and go on to college. Using SLSO chamber concerts on campus as a catalyst for these special field trips, students from selected schools experience a comprehensive college visit, including an overview and tour of the college, complimentary lunch, and a free one-hour SLSO chamber concert.

Partner colleges and universities include:

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Southwest Illinois College
  • McKendree University
  • Harris-Stowe State University

SLSO College Connections partner school music programs must meet specified eligibility criteria. Interested middle and high school band and orchestra programs are invited to register interest through this link: