The Nashville Symphony provides a wide array of education opportunities both here at the Schermerhorn and out in the community. We align many of our programs with state academic standards and provide lesson plans and other resources to participating educators. Click on any of the programs below to find out more.
Young People’s Concerts
Designed for students grades K-12, these concerts are open to public, private, and home schools, and offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning.
Curb Open Dress Rehearsals
A look at what goes on behind the scenes at our Classical Series concerts. Student groups in grades 5-12 and undergraduate classes can experience a Nashville Symphony dress rehearsal.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Expeditions are designed through and for Metro Nashville Public Schools, combining arts and sciences through interactive, educational presentations.
Open by audition, this nationally recognized initiative is designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse ethnic backgrounds to pursue music at the collegiate level and beyond.
Is It a Fiddle or a Violin?
For students in grades K-5, presented in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, with guided tours and a live, interactive performance.
Curb Concerto Competition
Open to classically trained, instrumental music students ages 14-18. Eligible instruments include woodwinds, brass, strings, piano and percussion.
$10 Classical Series tickets for students in K-12, undergraduate and graduate school. Based on availability.
Resources, instruction and performance coaching for band and orchestra students in Middle Tennessee.
Top musicians and educators in the field work with students in-person and virtually. Each session is open to the public and is followed by an informal Q&A.
Resources, instruction and performing opportunities for youth orchestras throughout the mid-state region, including Curb Youth Symphony, Tennessee Youth Symphony and the Music City Youth Orchestra.
Ensembles in the Schools
Request an ensemble of Nashville Symphony musicians to visit your school. Performances vary in content according to audience grade level.
Choir and Orchestra Festival
Students from Middle Tennessee are selected to take part in a day of master classes, rehearsals, and a culminating performance in Laura Turner Hall.
Support for Nashville Symphony’s Music Education programs provided by the Chet Atkins Music Education Fund and Ernest & Selma Rosenblum Fund for the Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.