Educator Network

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The CSO wants to get to know you in order to support and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. Our events and continuing education opportunities are intended to engage and inspire teachers with relevant topics, applicable learning and fun. Through our free virtual programming, workshops, events and network communication, we hope to build a long-lasting relationship with the educators in the region.

CSO Music Educator Award

This award recognizes two K-12 music educators for their excellence in the field and includes $250 in scholarship for Professional Development.

Congratulations to our 2022 CSO Music Educator Award recipients:

Allison Marshall
Norwood City Schools

Paul Glader
Bethel-Tate Schools


Application submissions for the 2022-2023 school year will open January 3, 2023

The awarded music educator demonstrates:

Actions to address challenges created from changing circumstances in the previous school year (2020-2021).

Dedication to the growth of all students in the classroom.

Establishing an inclusive and safe environment for students.

Inspiring creativity and music learning through unique lessons, experiences and/or projects.


Upcoming Educator Events

Our Educator Workshops are always free and eligible for CEUs. We develop workshops to address topics of interest as indicated by educator feedback and suggestion. Additional Educator events are planned throughout the year to stay in touch with the CSO.

Past Events

  • Educator Appreciation Night at Music Hall, March 2022
  • Workshop: Musical Mapping with Vicky Suarez, September 2021
  • Educator Appreciation Night at the CSO, February 2020
  • Workshop(s): CSO at OMEA 2020, January 2020
  • Workshop: Simple Physics of Tone Production with David Eccles, Hal Leonard, November 2019
  • Workshop: Vocal Wellness with Katie Davidson, M.A. CCC-SLP, September 2019
  • Summer Social at Fretboard, August 2019
  • Workshop: Self-Care Day, May 2019
  • Workshop: Conducting Master Class with John Morris Russell, March 2019
  • Educator Appreciation Night at the CSO, November 2018
  • Workshop: World Instruments and Roots of Rhythm with Dr. Craig Woodson, September 2018
  • Summer Social at Rhinegeist, July 2018

Join the Network

Stay up to date with us by “liking” our CSO Educator Network Facebook Page. Want to receive exclusive email updates and promotions join our mailing list

For on-site Professional Development request a district PD Session here.

CSO Learning Programs

Both in-person and virtual programming are available to bring the CSO to your classroom anytime, anywhere. Find the program that fits your students and learning format in the options below. For virtual content, register for the Education Media Portal beginning September 13, 2021 to view digital performances from both Musicians in Schools and the Young People's Concerts. 

Register Sound Discoveries

Register Musicians in Schools

Virtual Sound Discoveries

Recommended for grades K-6 and possible for in-classroom use, virtual and/or asynchronous use. Learn more. Our in-person Sound Discoveries program is for select partner residency schools. 

  • Four learning modules with twelve videos each: Science & Music, Math & Music, ELA & Music, General Music
  • 10 minute lesson videos led by Teaching Artist Liz Wu
  • New lessons coming quarterly in 2021-2022
  • FREE!
  • Supplies delivery available for local schools

Young People's Concerts

Recommended for grades K-12 and available to enjoy in-person at Music Hall or virtually through pre-recorded performances. Learn More.

  • 30-60 educational orchestra performances
  • Three recommended grade brackets: K-3, 3-6, 5+
  • Curriculum materials available for preparation and guidance
  • Ticketing and bus funding assistance available for schools attending in-person

Musicians in Schools

Recommended for grades K-6, schedule an in-person chamber performance or register for the Education Media Portal to view our pre-recorded chamber performances. 

Recommended for grades 6-12, arrange in-person or virtual coaching with CSO musicians.

Learn more. 

  • Pre-recorded videos are 15 minutes, each featuring a family of the orchestra
  • Virtual visits can include instrumental coaching, Q&A, or instrument demos

Resources for Learning at Home

Explore our digital learning content for at-home music lovers of all ages. Be sure to check our social media for updates on videos, activites and more from the CSO Educator Network at our Educator Network Facebook page.

Have ideas for educational content you'd like to see?
Let us know


The CSO, through membership in the League of American Orchestras and the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (affiliate of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education), works to advocate for continued access and support to arts education for students in Ohio.

As part of the GCAAE's advocacy efforts, we are collecting belief statements for arts education to be shared as an advocacy tool with state representatives. To share why you value the arts in Ohio, complete the belief statement form below.  

Share your belief statement for Arts Ed Advocacy

League Statement of Common Cause for Music Education


For questions about Educator Workshops or Events contact the Education Programs Manager at [email protected] or 513.744.3347