Music in the Schools

Music in the Schools (MIS) sends three of the TSO’s chamber ensembles (String Quintet, Wind Quintet, and Brass and Percussion Ensemble) throughout the school year to 36 public, private, parochial, and charter schools, reaching approximately 5,000 students and teachers. The 30-minute interactive performances are geared towards 3rd–5th grade students, but are appropriate for K-6. Each ensemble provides a different approach to the annual theme, introduces their instruments, and explores the structure of the music as a language and its ability to communicate stories and emotions.

Each school that registers for Music in the Schools also receives 100 free tickets to Young Peoples Concert Field Trip in May, and a discounted rate for additional tickets!

Contact the TSO education team with any questions.

to learn more.

Things to Know

To prepare for ensemble visits, participating MIS teachers will receive Digital Instrument Cards and a Teacher Guide with suggested activities to use throughout the school year that are specially designed to fit into limited class time and complement required Arizona teaching standards.

Teacher Guide coming soon. 

Download Digital Instrument Cards


Enroll in Music in the Schools!

  • Enroll in our Music in the Schools program and get 100 free tickets to this year’s Young People’s Concert! Additional tickets will also be discounted at $6 each. To sign up for this year’s Young People’s Concert please indicate the number of tickets you will need on your MIS registration form. Please make sure to register soon to ensure your spot!
  • Program cost: The total cost for 3 separate ensemble visits to your school is $800.
  • Does your school need financial assistance to attend a Young People’s Concert? Are you a public or charter school? Arizona Tax Credit Assistance fully-funds dozens of schools’ participation in TSO education programs each year.
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