The Muncie Symphony Orchestra is excited to offer a variety of educational programs for area youth. From our annual Young People’s Concerts, to in-school performances and community outreach events, the MSO has something for youth of all ages!
Schools & Teachers
MUSIC ON THE MOVE!
FREE PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Music on the Move! is a free program available through a partnership between Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Ball State University School of Music. Elementary students experience a small chamber ensemble (string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet) in a casual, personal, interactive musical conversation.
SYMPHONY AT HOME
For all ages
Resiliency. Service. Hope. Our Muncie community is reaching out to one another, strengthening our social fabric even as social distancing challenges our connectedness. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra is “playing our part” by sharing virtual offerings ranging from past MSO concerts, performances by individual MSO musicians, and more.
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
FREE PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES
Experience the joy of making music! Visitors to our Instrument Petting Zoos will be given the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of various instruments. Our staff will help guide participants to explore the various parts of the instruments and make a sound.
TOGETHER IN MUSIC
FREE PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES
The MSO’s Together in Music program strives to share our passion for live symphonic music and to cultivate new relationships throughout our community. This grant-funded initiative focuses on early childhood and family education, and we can be seen throughout the community at regional public events and venues.
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
The annual Muncie Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition provides talented students in the Elementary Division (grades 3-5), Junior Division (grades 6 – 8), and Senior Division (grades 9 – 12) with the chance to compete for prizes and a performance opportunity.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT
The Young People’s Concert, held during the school day for school groups, engages young minds through an exciting full-orchestra performance. It is a free concert for 4th and 5th graders.
The 2021 Young People’s Concert has been cancelled. Please check back for future YPC dates.