For more information about any of the following educational programs, contact:
Anna Lipowitz Davey
Director of Education and Operations
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.
Upcoming Kinder Konzerts:
- October 13, 2022
- November 3, 2022
- February 16, 2023
- March 9, 2023
- April 13, 2023
Symphony Saturdays is a 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).
We offer two sessions every Saturday in February (9:30 AM and 10:45 AM)
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 3, 2023, and May 4, 2023, at 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
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:
Anna Lipowitz, Director of Education and Operations
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 be applied to private instruction, music camp/summer intensive, or instrument repair.
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.