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Schools and Teachers

Join the more than 400 PreK-12 schools who tap 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. 

Learning Lab

Ever wonder about all the different instruments percussionists play? Or how we can feel sound? Explore these free digital resources created by the SLSO to spark curiosity about music in the classroom, at home, or online.

SLSO SoundLab

SLSO SoundLab

Music and technology intersect in this on-demand, four-part digital concert experience that supports STEAM curriculum and social emotional learning for students.


Digital Tiny Tunes

Tiny Tunes

An introduction to the orchestra for the youngest of audiences, this free, on-demand digital concert features familiar tunes from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt that bring the story of The Lion and the Mouse to life.

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Activity Gallery

A collection of lesson ideas and engaging activities for teachers and students. Learn to identify themes with Hedwig from Harry Potter, create your own characters with composer Edward Elgar, and explore musical form with Scott Joplin.

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Instrument Playground Online

This online resource brings the orchestra into your classroom! Through a series of videos and downloadable activities, students learn about the instruments of the orchestra and the SLSO musicians who play them.

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Instrument Playground Online

Professional Development Opportunities

Supporting teachers who foster a love of music with
the next generation lies at the heart of the SLSO's mission. 

Cross-Curricular Programming

Engage students in Language Arts and Visual Arts through music. For almost 30 years, the SLSO and Symphony Volunteer Association have offered these creative programs for teachers to help their students' creativity shine.

Picture the Music

Picture the Music

An art competition for students to discover and respond to a musical selection with drawings or paintings.

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Express the Music

Express the Music

A writing competition for students to discover and respond to a musical selection with poetry or prose.

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Young Musicians

For budding musicians, ages 8 to 30, the SLSO offers a variety of programming, resources, and support to help them take their musicianship to the next level.

Field Trips

Enrich your students' lives through the power of music with a field trip to Powell Hall. 

SLSO Education Concerts

Education Concerts

Introduce your students to their musical potential through the excitement of a live orchestra performance created just for them. 

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Tiny Tunes

A free concert blending music and children's stories into a 30-minute interactive concert experience—an exciting introduction to orchestral music. Now available in a digital format for classrooms!


Link Up

A hands-on program that explores orchestral repertoire in the music classroom and culminates in a concert at Powell Hall where students play, sing, and dance along with their SLSO.




Friday Morning Concerts

Show your students what’s possible by sharing with them the power of live orchestral music.


College Connections

Take your students on a comprehensive college visit that includes an overview and tour of the college, lunch, and a free SLSO chamber concert.




In-School Residences

Bring the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to your students through in-classroom instruction by SLSO musicians.

Symphony In Your School, Junior

SLSO SoundLab

A free program for early childhood educators providing access to SLSO professional development, in-school visits from SLSO musicians, and Tiny Tunes concert tickets.

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Symphony In Your School, Secondary

A free program for middle and high school bands and orchestras giving students the opportunity to interact with and learn from the musicians of the SLSO.

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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