SLSO College Connections

College Connections

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

Field trips are designed to help students develop confidence that college can be for them, and inspire these students to remain involved with their school music program as part of their pathway to college and beyond. 

Teachers may register interest in the program by filling out a simple form.

register interest

*SLSO College Connections partner school music programs must meet specified eligibility criteria. 


Partner colleges and universities include:

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

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SLSO College Connections was featured on SLSO Stories and in the St. Louis American