Education and Outreach

To learn more about our programs, call the office at (417) 864-6683.

Musgrave Community Balcony


In order to grow our Outreach efforts, the Springfield Symphony dedicated the entire Petite Balcony as a Community Balcony as of Spring 2018. This program is designated to serve youth or underserved people in the community in collaboration with partnering area nonprofits and schools. Each month the program provides 300 people the chance to see the Symphony for free. 


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Seniors at the Symphony


Seniors at the Symphony is one of our newly added outreach programs. With discounted tickets and full transportation, seniors can now enjoy live music at a packed concert hall with the energy of an excited crowd!


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Symphony on the Move


Symphony on the Move offers our community the opportunity to share in the joy of live orchestra music in the comfort of a space they find familiar and accessible. We bring the music to you!

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Young People's Concert


YPC will bring together students from all Springfield R-12 district schools, 50 area school districts, and students from rural, private, parochial and home schools to listen to live symphonic music and to gain valuable exposure to the elements of musical styles and eras. Each of the Young People's Concerts is specifically designed to be an in-depth learning experience.


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Summer Music Camp Scholarships


The Springfield Symphony Guild and the Springfield Symphony Association annually award scholarships to area students in grades 7 through 11 for the purpose of giving financial assistance to attend summer music camps.


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Ensembles in Schools


The Ensembles-in-Schools program allows small groups of Springfield Symphony musicians to travel to area elementary and middle schools to perform for the students. Each small ensemble presents a 30-minute program for as many as 200 students at each school visited. These brief programs are designed to heighten awareness of a variety of musical styles, to explain why different musical instruments create different sounds, and to demonstrate how music expresses emotions and creates beauty.

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Hellam International Young Artists' Competition 


Competition is open to musicians 18-26 years of age who are currently enrolled in undergraduate studies in colleges and universities or in music conservatories. It was founded by and is directed and underwritten by Dr. Duane and Judy Hellam. Its purpose is to provide a valid professional evaluation of performance art by young virtuosi in a competitive setting.


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