Learning & Community

Learning & Community

James C. Armstrong Youth Education Endowment


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Building Blocks of the Orchestra

The BBO program gives pre-kindergartners through third-graders their first up-close and personal introduction to instruments of the orchestra, laying a firm foundation for music appreciation.

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Young People’s Concerts

Students in grades 4–6 from AISD, Round Rock ISD and other area districts and schools attend full orchestra performances at the Long Center.

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High School Concert Program

The Austin Symphony performs each year for area high schools. The program is humanities-based, thematic and interdisciplinary in approach…

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Children’s Day Art Park

If you’re looking for something cool, exciting, and FREE to do with your little ones this summer, the Austin Symphony Orchestra Children’s Day Art Park has you covered!

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The Masterclass program gives some high school musicians as well as chosen student musicians a remarkable opportunity to play and learn from talented guest artists.

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Austin Youth Orchestra

In partnership with the Austin Youth Orchestra, they now offer a program (grades 1 – 12) for the development and enrichment of instrumental music students in the Austin Metropolitan area.

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Butler Texas Young Composers Competition

The Austin Symphony Orchestra invites young Texas composers, ages 18 & younger, to participate in the ASO’s Annual Sarah and Ernest Butler Austin Symphony Texas Young Composers Competition

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Student Rush

The Austin Symphony invites students to enjoy live classical or pops music through a Student Rush discount.

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Check out our online resources for teachers, students and families.


H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

On July 4th, more than 100,000 people gather at Vic Mathias Shores for the largest-ever Independence Day celebration in Austin.

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Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park

Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony Orchestra will be featured at the new Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores.

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“A Very Merry Christmas”

“A Very Merry Christmas” is a free virtual community-wide event where the Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform holiday music during the month of December.

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Musical Mosaics

This concert is presented in partnership with the Central Library to bring you music that draws inspiration from the artwork on display.

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