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MSO Education Committee

Kinder Konzerts

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Kinder Konzert program is designed to introduce children in Pre-K through First Grade to a full spectrum of musical concepts. Through this program students learn about the fundamentals of music including dynamics, rhythm, melody, and harmony, and the various instruments and how they work together to create music.

There are three performances held on each date and each performance lasts approximately 30 minutes. Times are 9:45 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:15 PM. All performances are held at the Kepler Theatre at Hagerstown Community College. These performances primarily serve organized school and youth groups.

Schools may now register for these programs by CLICKING HERE.

Upcoming Kinder Konzerts:

  • October 12, 2023 | Spooky Strings
  • November 2, 2023 | Peter and the Wolf
  • February 15, 2024 | Smithsburg High School Orchestra
  • March 7, 2024 | Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
  • April 4, 2024 | Brass Menagerie

Symphony Saturdays

Coming Spring 2024!

Symphony Saturdays is a FREE four-week program that provides students (Grades First through Third) the opportunity to learn about the instrument families of an orchestra through both performances and interactive participation (instrument petting zoo). Each week features a different instrument family (strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass).

Space is limited. Online registration will be available in fall 2023.

We offer two sessions every Saturday (9:30 AM and 10:45 AM)

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024

Ensembles in the Schools

This program offers every first, second and third grade student the opportunity to participate in a series of three interactive assembly presentations about orchestral music. MSO musicians introduce students to instrument families, basic musical concepts, and familiar songs and great classical compositions to improve their musical awareness.

MSO Youth Concerts

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts are held each spring at the Maryland Theatre. We utilize the LinkUp program through Carnegie Hall, which gives students grades 3-5 the opportunity to join the orchestra in a participatory program in which they learn to sing and/or play an instrument in the classroom and perform with the MSO from the audience.

Concerts are scheduled for May 1, 2024, and May 2, 2024, at 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM.

Schools may now register for this program by CLICKING HERE.

Student Musician of the Month

Sponsored by Antietam Broadband

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra invites you to nominate an outstanding high school student as our Student Musician of the Month! Every month of the season, a student is featured in an Antietam Broadband cable segment, recognized in our virtual concert program, and receives a certificate of excellence on stage at an MSO concert.

Recommendations may come from teachers/school administrators and private instructors. To nominate a student (grades 9 – 12), please complete and submit the following form: CLICK HERE

How to submit your nomination form:

OPTION 1: Postal Mail

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
c/o Student Musician of the Month
21 S Potomac St, Second Fl
Hagerstown, MD 21740

OPTION 2: Email

Please send to:

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Program

The Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to students – grades 6 through 12 – seeking assistance with the cost of summer musical experiences. The selected student(s) will receive an award of up to $500 to assist with the cost of summer musical experiences such as private instruction and/or music camps and intensives.

The MSO Education committee will review the eligibility of each applicant and determine recipients based upon the MSO Education requirements set forth. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is made possible through a grant from the Hagerstown Rotary Club Contributions Committee and contributions invested in Loving Memory of Mr. Bennett S. Rubin, a Past-President of the MSO Board of Directors, by his late wife Mrs. Geraldine Rubin and by The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild.


Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds in the MSO Music Scholarship Fund. The MSO Education committee does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability in its awarding of this scholarship.