Education & Community Engagement

We work directly with educators, leaders, and other organizations to learn about the challenges and aspirations of our city and its people.

The mission of the ISO's Education and Community Engagement department 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 to 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.

Families, Educators and Students

Teddy Bear Series

Teddy Bear Series

Introducing children ages 3 to 7 to the orchestra through story, movement, and live music.

Teddy Bear Series

ISO Connect

ISO Connect

Let the ISO inspire your classroom. Come to us, or we can come to you!

ISO Connect

Side-By-Side

Side-by-Side

Students are auditioned and coached by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Side-By-Side

Competitions

Competitions

Have your students test their musical and artistic skills and enter competitions.

Competitions

Discovery Concerts

Discovery Concerts

A unique way for students in grades 3 to 6 to experience the orchestra.

Discovery Concerts

Educator Resources

Educator Resources

Musical toolkits for your classroom.

Educator Resources

Adults

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Symphony Connections

Catch the MYO and ISO musicians performing around town!

First Thursdays

First Thursdays

Learn what it takes to make the music happen at this free series designed to get up close and personal with the ISO.

First Thursdays

Classical Jam

Classical Jam

Your chance to perform on stage with the ISO!

Classical Jam

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

The MYO helps kids navigate their achievements and the challenges of growing up by providing a safety net and loving environment where they can make mistakes, overcome fears, develop healthy relationships, fulfill their potential and take the life skills learned through music to become successful adults.

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