The San Diego Symphony offers educational programming for all ages. There is truly something for everyone!
(Our current education brochure can be found at the bottom of this page.)
FOR PRE-K THROUGH PRIMARY GRADES
Linda and Shearn Platt Kinder Koncerts: These chamber orchestra concerts performed in satellite venues around the county are designed to introduce our youngest listeners to classical music, to the instruments of the orchestra and to the live concert experience. Interested in hosting a Kinder Koncert? Click HERE for partnership information.
Members of the San Diego Symphony will be performing a Kinder Koncert on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Birch North Park Theater. Click HERE for more information.
FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES
Meet a Musician: San Diego Symphony musicians visit classrooms to speak about life as a professional musician, demonstrate his/her instrument and answer questions.
Ensemble Performances: Small ensembles from the symphony visit groups of students at their school. Students learn about the instrumental families, how sound is produced on each instrument and how to listen actively to music.
Berton Family Young People's Concerts: Full-orchestra performances at Copley Symphony Hall for school-age children. Click HERE for complete information.
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
"HOT SHOTS" Young Artists Competition: This annual concerto competition recognizes talented youth from all over San Diego County. Click HERE for complete information.
"Best and Brightest": This free annual concert features some of our community's most talented young orchestra musicians playing alongside members of the San Diego Symphony.
Masterclasses: Visiting guest artists and San Diego Symphony musicians offer advanced music students an opportunity to be evaluated and coached while other students listen and learn.
Instrumental Coach: Groups of young musicians in school orchestra and band programs can learn from a pro! Symphony musicians bring their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to students during sectional rehearsals at the school site.
Open Rehearsals: High school and college level students have an exciting and unique opportunity to attend a rehearsal of a Jacobs' Masterworks concert. This is a wonderful way for students and teachers to see how the conductor, soloist and musicians work together to create the highest quality musical performance.
Click HERE for the 2013-14 schedule.
Student Rush Tickets: Students aged 35 and under with current ID may enjoy any San Diego Symphony concert at Copley Symphony Hall for just $10, but must purchase their tickets no sooner than one hour in advance, limit 2 per ID, subject to availability. For more information call our Ticket Office at 619.235.0804.
Family Festival Concerts: Designed for 4-12 year-olds and their parents, these fun and interactive concerts help youngsters, parents and other family members discover and enjoy the power and beauty of symphony music. Click HERE for complete information.
Ensemble Performances: Small ensembles from the Symphony perform at local libraries, senior centers and hospice facilities.
What's the Score?: Enlightening pre-concert presentations hosted by Nuvi Mehta provide context for and musical exerpts from the day's program beginning 45 minutes before each Jacobs Masterworks concert.
Classical Edge: Classical Edge is a dynamic new series weaving science, history and the arts together to explore the interplay of music and the human condition. Presenting leading scientists, authors and a variety of guest artists, Nuvi Mehta takes us through multimedia journeys of discovery with preeminent speakers, solo performances, and, of course, the San Diego Symphony!
Educator’s Discount: Educators at all levels (elementary through college) are eligible to purchase a Jacobs Masterworks subscription at half price. For more information call our Ticket Office at 619.235.0804.