Field Trips

The Cleveland Orchestra is your partner in music education! What better way to engage, inspire and motivate students than through a musical fieldtrip to Severance Hall? It’s an experience your students will never forget!

students experiencing field trip

PNC Music Explorers (PreK-2)

Children ages 3-6 will love our Music Explorers concerts (formerly Musical Rainbows) which introduce the instruments of the orchestra one at a time. Join Cleveland Orchestra musicians and host for a lively 30-minute, interactive, music-packed adventure designed to engage, educate, and entertain young music explorers. 

Ticket reservations: call the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. 

The Cleveland Orchestra's Music Explorers Concerts are sponsored by PNC. Additional support is provided by the Pysht Fund.


Coloring Pages

Instrument Family Chart

Music Explorers Videos

Education Concerts (Grades 3-8)

Join The Cleveland Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran for Education Concerts in historic Severance Hall designed especially for students in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8.  These themed concerts are aligned with state and national standards and supported by a wide range of preparation materials. Here’s what teachers are saying about Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts.

"Every single student was seeing a live orchestra performance for the very first time – that’s what made it so worthwhile.”

“There are so many music standards that this concert connects to - seeing live performances, evaluating performances, instruments/families etc. This concert is also a great way to discuss composers/time periods of music history.”

“The students, teachers and chaperones were impressed with the level of professionalism and courtesy the audience was shown. It was an amazing experience - highly beneficial to our students”

"Keep up the great work! I love this field trip!"

Thanks to a generous donor, we are now able to offer all schools free tickets to attend Education Concerts! Schools must complete the Education Concert Online Reservation Form (below) to reserve seats. Your reservation is complete when you receive a confirmation email indicating your confirmed concert date/times. Please note: Education Concert Reservations will only be accepted online.

2020-21 Education Concert Series (details coming soon)

Book Online Concerts Reservations Here


Teacher Guide 19-20

The Score Student Newspaper 19-20

Score Cover Stories

Music That Tells a (Spooky) Story Playlist

Beethoven: The Man & His Music Playlist

Teacher Videos

Lesson: Beethoven Compostion

Lesson: Beethoven Concert Reviews

Lesson: Beethoven Timeline

Friday Morning Concerts (Grades 9-12)

Immerse your high school students in a more traditional Cleveland Orchestra concert experience. These concerts are open to the general public and give students the opportunity to hear The Cleveland Orchestra and guest artists in historic Severance Hall. High Schools receive a special discounted group rate. 

Ticket reservations: call Group Sales at 216-231-7493 or email us at

In-School Programs

Mindful Music Moments (Pre-K through HS)

Mindful Music Moments is an easy to use, web-based program that combines classical music with mindfulness prompts delivered over the morning announcements in schools. It’s designed to reduce stress and anxiety, increase exposure to classical music, and start each school day with a period of calm and focus for the entire school community. The daily, 4-minute routine focuses on one classical music piece each week paired with mindfulness prompts that provide a tangible tool for social/emotional well-being, brought to you by The Cleveland Orchestra and City Silence.

Mindful Music Moments was recently featured on the national PBS NewsHour and locally on Fox 8.

Over 50 schools across Ohio, representing more than 50,000 students in grades K-12, have experienced the life-changing musical experience of Mindful Music Moments. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring Mindful Music Moments to your school this year!

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Learning Through Music

Over the past 20 years, The Cleveland Orchestra has worked with partner schools to use music to support, reinforce and catalyze K-5 classroom learning. Teachers helped us develop and field test arts integrated resources and lesson plans that align with Ohio’s Learning and Fine Arts Standards to engage students in the classroom. Now those award-winning Cleveland Orchestra lesson plans are now available for all teachers and families through our online, searchable database.

Explore Lesson Library

children learning from musicians in classroom

PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Neighborhoods

The Cleveland Orchestra partners with 16 Cleveland Metropolitan School District pre-school classrooms to develop school-readiness skills using music through “Musical Neighborhoods”, our PNC Grow Up Great program. Students learn key academic, social, motor and musical skills through classroom visits from Cleveland Orchestra musicians, field trips to Severance Hall, and resources for the classroom.

Sponsored by PNC Bank

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