School Programs

We love music, and we love helping students learn and explore the beauty of music, too. The OKCPHIL offers a variety of educational opportunities, including in-class programs and orchestral concerts. For more information about any of our School Programs, email education@okcphil.org or call 405-232-7575.

Join the OKCPHIL Educator’s Club to be the first to receive email updates on all our School Programs as well as other opportunities for your students!

Youth Concerts – Postponed to Spring 2022, Dates TBA

3rd – 5th Grades & Middle School Beginning Band/Orchestra

The full OKCPHIL Orchestra on the Civic Center Music Hall stage, conducted by Matthew Troy. This 45-minute concert showcases the sights and sounds of the symphony orchestra and highlights each instrument within its musical family. To receive updates regarding program registration, be sure to enroll in the Educator’s Club!

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3rd – 5th Grades  – Culminating Concert – April 5, 2022, 10:00 or 11:40, Civic Center Music Hall

Through a partnership with Carnegie Hall, students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to play and sing along with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic during a free day-time concert! Throughout the year, teachers work with students to learn a selection of music on recorder, violin, or voice. Each participating teacher receives access to digital resources and professional development that align with Oklahoma Academic Standards for Music Education to prepare their students for each component and assess their understanding. To ensure updates regarding program registration, be sure to enroll in the Educator’s Club!

We’ve Got Rhythm – Currently on Hold

This award-winning program serves as an introduction to the orchestra for our youngest musicians. Participating students from around the Oklahoma City metro will enjoy interactive experiences with OKCPHIL musicians and Orchestra League volunteers, a concert experience from the OKCPHIL, and the opportunity to learn more about the different instruments of the orchestra. Each participating teacher receives access to digital resources and professional development that align with Oklahoma Academic Standards for Music Education to prepare their students for each component and assess their understanding.

This program has a limited capacity and accepts registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis within the registration window. Additional schools will be added to a waitlist for the current school year. To ensure updates regarding program registration, be sure to enroll in the Educator’s Club!

Sound Images – Under Review

Sound Images guides students to the path of creative expression through creation of art as inspired by orchestral music. A partnership between the Oklahoma City Philharmonic & The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Sound Images provides a series of digital lessons that emphasize and simplify the way that common elements of art and music can be used to create variety and excitement! Sound Images welcomes participation from Oklahoma City and surrounding area public/private schools, home schools, after-school programs, and community children’s programs. All lessons align with Oklahoma State Standards for Music Education & Art Education. To ensure updates regarding program registration, be sure to enroll in the Educator’s Club!

Note: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art provides free admission plus travel and substitute teacher reimbursement for all Oklahoma K-12 students and their chaperones (up to 2 per 15 students) who book a tour. This is a great opportunity to experience art and see the winners of the Sound Images competition if timed correctly. Learn more about student tours on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art website.