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.

Preview our newest 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.

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!

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Vinay Parameswaran

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.

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PNC Music Explorers Concert Series

Friday Morning Concerts

For Grades 9-12

Immerse your high school students in a more traditional Cleveland Orchestra concert experience.

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Friday Morning Concerts
  • 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.
Mindful Music Moments (Pre-K to Grade 12)

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
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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.

Explore Resources
Music In-Depth
For 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.

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