Musicians In Schools

Bring the CSO to your classroom (in-person or virtually!)

Make the music up close and personal for your students by enjoying a chamber ensemble performance, coaching, or presentation with CSO musicians! 

For the 2021-2022 season, we are offering Musicians in Schools experiences both in-person and virtually, depending on your school's guidelines and preferences.



Already registered? Access the media portal below (password required).

CSO Education Media Portal

Pre-Recorded Performances (virtual)

These free chamber ensemble performances are flexible for virtual viewing in the classroom or at-home following registration. Registered educators will receive access to all videos and can show the video to their students at any time of their choosing before expiration. 2020-2021 registrations expire Aug. 31. Register for access HERE.

Chamber Ensemble for K-6

Approximately 15 minutes in length, these pre-recorded chamber ensemble performances each feature a different instrument family of the orchestra, demonstrating their individual instruments and harmony as a group. 

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble

Looking for longer performances? Registering for the Education Media Portal also gains you access to the virtual Young People's Concerts.

"Live" Virtual Experiences

These scheduled virtual interactions with CSO players are perfect for curious students or musicians. Schools registering for "live" virtual experiences will need adequate technology to support video stream to their students or classroom. 

  • Virtual Coaching Session (30-45 min)
  • Musician Q&A Session (20-45 min)
  • Instrument Demos (20-45 min)
  • Discussion or presentation by a musician (ex. "Career Day" "Audition Advice", etc) (30-90 min) 

In-Person Performances or Coaching

Request an in-school field trip for your students with a CSO musician ensemble. These 30 to 60 minute performances (or two back-to-back 45 minute performances) are designed to expose students to a variety of instrumental music, familiarize them with orchestral instruments and provide an opportunity to get the know the musicians who make up the orchestra. 

K-6 or 7-12 

With any of these ensembles, your students will experience live music by a CSO chamber ensemble. Students will learn about the unique qualities of each ensemble instrument, hear a range of music, and ask questions to the musicians!  

Ensembles Available: 

  • String Duo 
  • Brass Trio 
  • String Quartet 
  • Woodwind Quintet 

Instrumental Coaching 

Schedule a CSO musician to come lead a sectional practice with your middle, high school or college music students. Musicians can help your students prepare for their upcoming performances through sectional or small ensemble coaching. To request in-school coaching, complete the Musicians In Schools request form below. 


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