Education Programs

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.

Now free for Pre-K to Grade 12Mindful Music Moments

Bring a moment of calm and focus to your entire school community each day by including Mindful Music Moments in your morning announcements. In more than 100 schools across Northeast Ohio, 65,000 students are experiencing the positive impact of Mindful Music Moments, brought to you by The Cleveland Orchestra, and mindfulness partner, The Well.

  • Free 4-minute daily pre-packaged web-based modules
  • Combines classical music with mindfulness prompts
  • Designed to reduce stress & anxiety, and encourage social & emotional well-being
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Mindful music moments
Free digital education series

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.

For Pre-K to Grade 2PNC Music Explorers

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.

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

Extended Learning Take your knowledge of music to a new level

Want to go further? The following resources and experiences can help deepen understanding and appreciation for music.

Learning Resources
For All Ages

Explore ready-to-go lessons and video playlists by age, grade, or program.

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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.

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