Education Programs

There’s no better way to encourage appreciation for the arts than getting into schools to interact with children. We strive to reach as many students as possible during the year and our musicians travel from Newton to Tipton counties and everywhere in between!

We offer a wide range of educational programs for schools, non-profits, and more. Find out more below!

Cushion Concerts

Cost of Event: $40

The LSO’s Cushion Concerts are unique, interactive, kid-friendly performances in your library, recreational center, or daycare. For these events, an LSO musician shares music with your youngest patrons, engaging them with creative stories, music history, instrument physics, and more. In order to preserve the interactivity, we ask that you please attempt to keep the number of attendees at less than 100. The Cushion Concert only requires an open space; a stage is not required. Children can sit on the floor, or the facility can provide cushions or chairs.

Strings Attached

Cost of Event: FREE

The LSO’s Strings Attached program provides 2nd through 5th grade students with a free in-school, hands-on violin experience. For this program, an LSO musician visits up to 35 children per class in a general education classroom or during their music period for a 30-40 minute violin lesson. Each child is provided with a ½ size or ¾ size violin to play for the class period. The Strings Attached program works in an open space or with tables.

Symphony on the Go

Cost of Event: FREE

On Friday, February 12, 2020, your 4th & 5th Grade students are happily invited to the Long Center in Lafayette for the LSO’s annual presentation of Symphony on the Go. This year’s program features features Olympic feats and wizardly magic as the LSO presents Gregory Smith’s “The Orchestra Games” along with music from Harry Potter. Performances take place at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

Stay tuned for more information about 2021 registration.

Backstage Pass

Cost of Event: FREE

Backstage Pass gives student groups a behind-the-scenes look at the Symphony. Your group will tour the Long Center, meet our Conductor, and sit in the hall for a portion of an orchestra rehearsal. This program takes place in the evening (rehearsals begin at 7:30pm). Group size is limited to 50 participants per session. Subject to rehearsal schedule and availability.

To inquire about scheduling a Backstage Pass, contact bethany@lafayettesymphony.org