Music Education


Your support of the Nashville Symphony promotes access to high-impact, meaningful music education programs that prepare the next generation to learn, think, grow, and contribute to their community.




Through numerous performances, classroom experiences and related opportunities, the Nashville Symphony provides essential arts education resources for teachers and students throughout Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Symphony education team works with educators, community leaders, parents, and students to deliver programs that meet the needs of students and teachers across the region. This long-term initiative connects youth and families with meaningful, Common Core-aligned arts education programs intended to fill in the instructional gaps in our schools and inspire students to pursue a lifelong passion for music.

Your gift of…

  • $50,000 provides one free Community Engagement program – bringing the orchestra to every corner of the city.
  • $25,000 underwrites one day of Young People’s Concerts at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (two concerts serving around 2,600 students).
  • $15,000 brings the Nashville Symphony into a local neighborhood for a Community Concert.
  • $10,000 provides 30 sectional lessons to support middle and high school band programs in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
  • $5,000 enables two students (in grades K–5) to study the violin via the Suzuki method for 36 weeks alongside a Nashville Symphony violinist.
  • $2,500 supports one residency for a Nashville Symphony musician in a local school to serve students with disabilities.
  • $1,000 provides an Ensemble performance by Nashville Symphony musicians in a local school or other community location to inspire future listeners and aspiring musicians.
  • $500 sends a Nashville Symphony musician to perform in a local community center, assisted living facility, or healthcare clinic.
  • $300 underwrites unforgettable musical moments created by the musicians of your Nashville Symphony.
  • $150 provides transportation for a classroom of students to attend a Young People’s Concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.