Education & Community


The mission of the ISO's Learning Community is to connect people with inspiring musical experiences that meet community needs.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Learning Community works directly with educators, leaders and other organizations to learn about the challenges and aspirations of our city and its people. By dedicating the time to build understanding and relationships, we are able apply the unique resource of a professional orchestra to support and improve our community with creative programs and partnerships. 

Above and beyond the hundreds of outstanding concerts performed each year by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the ISO Learning Community delivers a wide variety of programs that serve the community reaching 80,000+ people per year. 

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You can also follow one of our primary programs, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Current Programming

For Students

The ISO offers several opportunities for students to support their growth and development as musicians and audience members.

Student Tickets
Audition Prep Master Class for Strings
Young Musicians Contest

For Teachers and Schools

Working in schools can be difficult, and our educators need quality professional development, live experiences to inspire their kids and materials that address state standards. We do that.

Concert Guides
Early Childhood Teacher Workshops
Discovery Concerts
Symphony in Color
Next Generation ISO
Artist Encounters

For Adults

We offer programs to “grown-ups,” too! Learning is a lifelong activity, and we believe than an enhanced concert experience is food for the soul.

Concert Enhancement
Art of Leadership
Classical Jam with the ISO

For Families & Our Community

We believe in the power of community and families. Strong communities and families unite to share experiences, learn and grow together. Life is better with music!

Teddy Bear Series
symFUNy Sundays Family Concerts

Community Concerts
Ticket Donations

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) is a youth and family development program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The program is designed to use the life skills learned in music instruction to engage youth in activities that discourage at-risk behaviors and keep them committed to staying in school.

About MYO
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