Elementary School Programs

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra offers a wealth of thrilling musical experiences for elementary school students, from concerts and tours at historic Powell Hall to in-school visits and the annual music interpretation contest, Picture the Music.


Education Concerts

Child at Education ConcertThese fun events introduce elementary and middle school students to their musical potential through the excitement of a live orchestra performance! These 45-minute concert experiences, created around engaging themes, inspire students to get involved and stay involved in music programs and align with both Missouri and Illinois learning standards. 

Subsidized tickets and transportation assistance are available for qualifying schools.

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Link Up

Link Up Students Playing Recorders at Powell HallMusic teachers: if you’re teaching recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this is a must! Link Up is a hands-on music program for students in grades 3–5 that explores orchestral repertoire in the music classroom. The program culminates in an interactive education concert at Powell Hall where students play, sing and dance along with the SLSO. 

Subsidized tickets and transportation assistance are available for qualifying schools.

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Picture the Music

Picture the Music student poses by artworkThis free cross-curricular art competition invites students in grades K-6 to discover a musical selection and respond with drawings or paintings that express creative thought inspired by their understanding of the music.

Presented by the Symphony Volunteer Association.
Sponsored by Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.

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Additional Resources

Check out more resources for teachers across all grade levels, including lessons plans, concert experiences, and more.

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At-Home Resources

Check out more resources and activities for at-home learning for your students and their families.

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