Young People's Concerts


Due to high demand and attrition rates, school groups (public, private, and charter) must have a Purchase Order Number to complete their reservation. Email education@nashvillesymphony.org 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 up to 9 students and 1 to 3 adults for a total of 10 tickets maximum.
  • 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. NOTE: Ticket and bus funding is no longer available for the 21-22 season.

 

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 review our safety plan for details on COVID-19 safety protocols by clicking here

Peter and the Wolf
Grades K-2
October 6
11:45AM

Access to FREE virtual performance: The week of October 25th 

In-person attendance on October 6th will be limited to home school families (maximum 10 students and 3 adults per reservation). Public, private, and home schools are invited to register for the virtual performance, available the week of October 25th. 

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.

October 6, 11:45AM – SOLD OUT

Week of October 25 – Access to FREE virtual performance

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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. 

Interested in composing? Submit your melody to the Nashville Symphony! We will select a student melody for the Nashville Symphony to perform on this concert! More information HERE

Home school registration 

RESERVE JANUARY 26 - 11:45 

RESERVE JANUARY 27 - 11:45

 

Public and Private School Group Registration

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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.

Home School Registration

RESERVE MARCH 9 - 10:15

RESERVE MARCH 9 - 11:45

RESERVE MARCH 10 - 10:15

RESERVE MARCH 10 - 11:45

 

Public and Private School Group Registration

RESERVE


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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