Education & Community Engagement

Inside and Outside Jones Hall a wide array of activities enable the Symphony to engage Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds and make music a relevant, accessible and integral part of their lives. Through more than 200 education and community engagement performances and events, the Houston Symphony works to fulfill many of our community's needs.

Aspiring Musicians

Whether you’re at the beginning of your music making journey or finding the path again after years away - you will find great joy (and some challenges) at every step.  The Houston Symphony is here as a resource to help you in your pursuit of music-making. 

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We believe that our role in furthering education in Greater Houston is to inspire students to play an instrument during the upper-elementary grade levels. Through their musical pursuits, we believe that students will gain life-skills that will lead to tremendous success. At the Secondary-level, the Houston Symphony is focusing its resources towards instrumental music programs to provide motivation and role-modeling that encourages students to continue playing their instrument with the highest of goals in mind. Learn More


Community Members

The great flexibility of the Houston Symphony is that we need not sets, special floors or exacting exhibition space. Any place where there is room for a chair, a music stand and a person can become a potential performance space. We are able to bring great musical art anywhere.

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Some gifts can last a lifetime. Such is the case when you give your child the world of music. By opening this door, you and your family will find and share experiences that you will always remember.

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Listeners / Concert-Goers

Are you curious? Do you need to know more? Do you wish to know just the basics? Or does your interest run much deeper? The Houston Symphony has the answers just for you.

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Index of Programs

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Supporters of Education & Community Programs

The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of the Symphony's Education and Community Programs.

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Houston Symphony Blog & Mobile App

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Houston Symphony as well as select upcoming guest artists on our blog.

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To access the Symphony on the go, download the free app for your iPhone and Android phones in the app store today.  View upcoming concerts, purchase tickets, learn about our musicians, watch videos, and more.


Education & Community Programs

Learn about our more than 250 concerts and activities a year, reaching more than 300,000 Houstonians.


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Make a donation today and help the Houston Symphony enrich the lives of more than 330,000 Houstonians through outstanding performances, community programs and community engagement activities.

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