The Cleveland Orchestra is your partner in music education.
Nurture your passion for music with learning opportunities for all ages, both in-person and online.
What Is An Orchestra?
This series teaches the fundamentals of an orchestra, the role of the conductor, and the unique sounds and personalities of the instrument families. Designed primarily for students in Grades 4-8, learners of all ages will enjoy the 5-episode series which also includes guided lessons and interactive quizzes.
Discover the music
"Every single student was seeing a live orchestra performance for the very first time – that’s what made it so worthwhile.”
What better way to engage, inspire and motivate students than through a field trip to Severance Hall? Give your students an experience they will never forget.
Free Digital Education Series
For Grades 4-8
Join The Cleveland Orchestra and Associate Conductor, Vinay Parameswaran, for the What is an Orchestra? series!Register here
- What Is An Orchestra? Resources
- String Family
- Woodwind Family
- Brass Family
- Percussion Family
- Teacher & Parent Edition
- Additional Teacher Videos
- The Cleveland Orchestra's Digital Education Series is underwritten by Mrs. Jane B. Nord with additional support by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
PNC Music Explorers
For Pre-K to 2
Learn about the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time, with Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests, and an engaging host in these 30-minute adventures.Watch Web Series
Friday Morning Concerts
For Grades 9-12
Immerse your high school students in a more traditional Cleveland Orchestra concert experience.Inquire Here
- High Schools receive a special discounted group rate and other unique benefits, such as free bus parking.
- Open to the general public.
- Call Group Sales by phone 216-231-7493 for details.
Bring a moment of mindfulness to your entire school each morning
In over 50 schools across Ohio, more than 50,000 students have experienced the positive impact of Mindful Music Moments. With the help of The Cleveland Orchestra and The Well, you can bring these moments to your school community this year.
- 4-minute daily pre-packaged routine
- Combines classical music with mindfulness prompts
- Designed to reduce stress & anxiety, and encourage social & emotional well-being
Take your music knowledge to a new level
Want to go further? The following resources and experiences can help deepen understanding and appreciation for music.
Learning ResourcesFor All Ages
Explore ready-to-go lessons and video playlists by age, grade, or program.Explore Resources
Music In-DepthFor Adults
Unlock the magic of orchestral music. Led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge, music lovers can sit-in on virtual lectures and guided listening sessions from the comfort of their homes.Attend Online
On a Personal Note (Podcast)For Young Adults & Adults
Every story has a soundtrack. Cleveland Orchestra Musicians and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst share stories about the music that has shaped their lives.Listen Now
Help us continue to provide access to quality music education
Thanks to the generous support of our partners in music education today, music has reached and enriched the lives of 120,000 students in Cleveland. Let's reach more of them together.Join the Cause