Young People's Concerts

Registration opens August 2, 2021. More information coming soon!

Due to high demand and attrition rates, school groups (public, private, and charter) must have a Purchase Order Number to complete their reservation. Email with any questions.

Each year, thousands of students attend Young People's Concerts at the Nashville Symphony. FREE for students grades K-12 and $10 for chaperones and teachers, these concerts are open to public, private, and home schools, and offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning. Participating teachers receive access to a downloadable curriculum that includes lesson plans, music selections, and the “Let's Go to the Symphony” video. The content of each concert is geared toward a specific grade level (K-2, 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12), and meets both fine arts and academic Tennessee state standards.

  • School groups are required to have a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone per 24 students. All adults attending must purchase their tickets through the school reservation.
  • Home school groups must register as individual families only, with a maximum of 10 students and 3 adults.
  • For security reasons, adult tickets will NOT be available for purchase on the morning of the concert. Ticket sales will close TWO WEEKS in advance of each concert.
  • Title 1 schools are eligible to apply for ticket funding and bus reimbursement. Click here to fill out the request form: 




NOTE: Each individual school is responsible for ordering its own buses. Parking directions for One Symphony Place will be sent to you prior to the concert. We will also email you a link for a downloadable curriculum that includes lesson plans, activities and music selections pertaining to the specific concert you are attending.

2021-2022 Theme: Music and Storytelling

Please see our welcome guide for details on COVID-19 safety protocols by clicking here.

Peter and the Wolf
Grades K-2
October 5 & 6
10:15AM & 11:45AM

Access to FREE virtual performance: October 20

In-person attendance limited to individual family groups (maximum 10 students and 3 adults per reservation).

Music can tell a story, and each instrument has a unique part to play! Meet the beloved characters of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and discover new musical stories from contemporary composers.

Your Composition, Your Story
Grades 5-12
January 26 & 27
10:15AM & 11:45AM

Every person has a story to tell. How do you tell yours? Learn about the entire composition process, from the artist's moment of inspiration all the way to opening night.

Words and Music
Grades 3-4
March 9 & 10
10:15AM & 11:45AM

Can a poem have a beat? Can music tell a story? In this concert, we'll explore the similarities and differences between music and the written word.

Exchange and Payment Policy

To accommodate groups on our wait list, all cancellations and exchanges must be made 30 days prior to the date of the performance. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after that time. Please note that this policy differs from the Nashville Symphony's standard concert ticket exchange policy.

Payment is required no later than 45 days prior to the date of the performance; if payment has not been received by the deadline, your reservation will be cancelled. Payment extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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