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.

Our Initiatives


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


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


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


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

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.