Field Trip Opportunities

The Jacksonville Symphony provides a variety of educational concert opportunities throughout the school year that enhance your music curriculum and educational experiences. We encourage classrooms in grades K-12 to visit us at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about our field trip opportunities below:

Youth Concerts

The Jacksonville Symphony offers two Youth Concerts each season: Preludes in the fall and Young People’s Concerts in the spring. These concerts provide access to live symphonic music for thousands of Northeast Florida students in grades 1-5. The age-appropriate performances in Jacoby Symphony Hall stimulate students' imaginations and introduce them to the sounds of an orchestra, many of them for the first time in their lives.

Preludes

October 8 & 9, 10:30AM

Preludes Concerts are catered towards students Grades 1-3 to experience classical music performed by a live symphony.

These 45-minute concerts are specially curated to engage children with all of the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, with musical learning moments in a fun and entertaining setting.

Registration to attend this performance is not yet open. To be notified of upcoming educational opportunities, please sign up for our educational emails at the bottom of this page.

Young People's Concerts (YPC)

February 11 & 12, 10:30AM

YPC Concerts are catered towards students Grades 3-5 to experience classical music performed by a live symphony.

These 45-minute performances are geared to elementary school students that are often a child’s first glimpse into the world of live, musical performance.

Registration to attend this performance is not yet open. To be notified of upcoming educational opportunities, please sign up for our educational emails at the bottom of this page.


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Students at the Symphony

The Students at the Symphony program provides free or discounted concert tickets for middle and high school students attending public schools and Title I Charter Schools for select Jacksonville Symphony Coffee Series concerts. The program also includes the opportunity for a post-concert meet-and-greet with a Jacksonville Symphony conductor upon request.
To learn more about this program, please contact Haley Cox at [email protected].

First Coast Nutcracker

The Jacksonville Symphony’s First Coast Nutcracker ballet offers a wonderful way to learn while enjoying quality entertainment just days before the holiday break in December. These fully-staged educational performances were offered in the Moran Theater at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 12, 2024 and Friday, December 13, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

Registration to attend this performance is not yet open. To be notified of upcoming educational opportunities, please sign up for our educational emails at the bottom of this page.

To learn more about this program, please click the button below.

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Music Education Resources

The Jacksonville Symphony provides a variety of concert curriculum materials and in-school performance opportunities throughout the school year that enhance your music curriculum and educational experiences. We encourage teachers of grades K-12 to check out our resources below:

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Concert Curriculum Materials

Before your visit, make sure to review the concert curriculum materials below. These materials are resources for teachers to educate their students about the orchestra, classical music and how to attend a concert at the symphony.

Each button is a link to download a PDF PowerPoint Presentation.

Concert Etiquette
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Virtual Programs

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer virtual educational programs at no cost! These concerts provide a perfect way to introduce students to the instruments in the orchestra and develop an appreciation for classical music.

To be notified about these educational programs, please subscribe to our educational emails.

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Ensembles in Schools

Students have the opportunity to hear ensemble performances by Jacksonville Symphony musicians in their
classrooms.

To request an ensemble for your school, please complete the Request Form, found by clicking the button below.

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