Schools

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A partnership with Carnegie Hall, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 have the opportunity to attend a free, day-time concert by the OKC Philharmonic and participate from their seats. Throughout the year, teachers work with students to learn pre-selected pieces of music on recorder, violin, or voice. At the concert, students will perform along with the orchestra from the audience. This year's concert will take place at Oklahoma Community College on Thursday, May 18, 2017. For teachers in or around the metro-area, contact the Education Coordinator, to find out if your school can participate.

Sound Images

Music and Art have inspired generations of creative people. This program guides students in grades 3-8 to the path of creative expression through art as inspired by orchestral music. Teachers receive materials including a CD and program information. The artwork created by the students is selected for submission to the Philharmonic and a set of competition winners is chosen from all the entries. Winners have their works displayed at the Civic Center Music Hall and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Please contact the Philharmonic Education Coordinator for more information. Information Request.

We've Got Rhythm 

For students in Grade 3, this three-part program serves as an introduction to the orchestra. One in-school visit is an ensemble of OKC Philharmonic musicians who will perform for your students in their very own classroom! They will introduce students to the instruments, perform both new and familiar music, and engage the students through interaction, participation, and the opportunity to ask questions. The second in-school visit is a hands-on experience, allowing your students to touch and play many instruments found in the orchestra. We've Got Rhythm culminates with students attending a Youth Concert performance. For teachers in or around the metro-area, contact Katie Barrick, Education Coordinator, to find out if your school can participate.


Youth Concerts

More than 17,000 children attend a free school-day Philharmonic concert designed just for young students at the Civic Center Music Hall. Presented in the Fall and the Spring, the Philharmonic Youth Concerts are performed eight times each year to accommodate the growing demand for participation by Oklahoma schools. From the 3rd to the 5th grade, and also including beginning orchestra and band students, young music lovers are welcome to attend. Please contact the Philharmonic Education Coordinator for more information. Information Request.