Education & Outreach

Touching lives in a musical way!

Education and outreach are an important component of the Midland Symphony Orchestra’s mission in the community. Activities reach out to the greater Midland area, aiming to foster future musicians and music appreciation for all ages.

Student “Side-by-Side” Concert Opportunity

An extraordinary opportunity for young instrumentalists, grades 9 – 12, to perform alongside professional musicians. This season’s Side-by-Side opportunity takes place during the Midland Symphony Orchestra’s concert “Reflections on the Mississippi”  on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Apply here.

Masterclasses and Residencies

MSO guest artists bring superior professional coaching to local students and teachers, including lectures and performances throughout the community. Artists often go into the schools with clinics or give one-on-one instruction to young musicians and college music majors.

Supported by Olin Corporation

Touring Ensembles

Touring Ensemble musicians travel to public and private schools throughout the year for 30-minute interactive programs introducing students to music fundamentals, orchestral repertoire, and three instrument families: strings, brass, and woodwinds. Each program ties into several curricular areas and reaches children who might not otherwise be exposed to live classical music.

Supported by the Midland 100 CLub

Fourth Grade Celebration Concert

The Fourth Grade Celebration Concert is an annual tradition of Midland Public Schools sponsored by the MSO. Fourth grade students from across the region gather in the MCFTA auditorium for an enjoyable introduction to the study of instrumental and vocal music during a concert presented by high school orchestra and choir students.

Supported by the Midland 100 Club