Education & Community

Education & Community Engagement

The Symphony’s wide array of Education & Community Engagement programs are led by orchestra members and select instrumentalists from our nationally recognized Community-Embedded Musician Initiative.

In a typical year, the Houston Symphony serves more than 410,000 people annually—including more than 225,000 through free and low-cost programs, events, and concerts. Typically, students from 350 public, private and home schools, and 20 school districts participate in the Symphony’s education initiatives. During a pandemic year, the Houston Symphony served more than 1.3 million people through a combination of digital and live events.


We’re here to help keep students engaged in musical studies through full-orchestra student concerts and classroom or home resources.

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From family-friendly concerts to making music at home, immerse your family in the joys of learning music.

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We are dedicated to connecting the music and musicians of the Symphony with the diverse communities of Greater Houston.

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The Houston Symphony has strong partnerships with a number of local and national organizations.

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Our programs are designed around three core values:

Education & Community Events

Special thanks to our Education & Community Supporters

Support Our Community Initiatives

Support our initiatives to provide low-cost or free student concerts in Jones Hall, musician classroom visits, and school residencies.