I love this program just the way it is. Having the programs divided by type of instrument is a great introduction to the Symphony. This program is high interest, high involvement & high learning!

Teacher, Butterfield Elementary

I loved the way you played your instruments and showed good teamwork. I can’t wait to hear the Symphony Orchestra in May. You make me want to be a better violin player.

Student, Lynn-Urquides Elementary

Music in the Schools (MIS) sends three of the TSO’s chamber ensembles (String Quintet, Wind Quintet, and Brass and Percussion Ensemble) throughout the season to 36 public, private, parochial, and charter schools, reaching approximately 14,000 students and teachers. The 30-minute interactive performances are geared towards 3rd–5th grade students. 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.

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Things to Know:

  1. 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 compliment required Arizona teaching standards.
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  1. 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!
  2. Program cost: The total cost for 3 separate ensemble visits to your school is $800.
  3. Does your school need financial assistance to attend a Young People’s Concert? Are you a public or charter school?
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Music in the Schools are generously supported by

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