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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.

Kinder Konzerts typically take place at Hagerstown Community College and feature MSO musicians or Washington County Public School ensembles.

Upcoming Kinder Konzerts:
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022

To learn more about this program, please contact

Symphony Saturdays

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). Attendance at all four sessions grants the parent/guardian and child(ren) tickets to the MSO’s March concert, Mozart and Mahler.

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

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To learn more about this program, please contact

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 4, 2022, and May 5, 2022, at 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM.

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This program is made possible through the generosity of our Youth Concerts sponsor:

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Program

Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund is available to students – grades 6 through 12 – seeking assistance with the cost of musical experiences such as private instruction, music camps/intensives, and/or instrumental repair.

Applications for the 2021 program are closed. Please check back here early 2022 for more information.​


Please submit the following:

1. Application Form
2. Your Resume A one-page resume listing activities and awards received in and out of school.
3. Essay A brief description of why you would like to receive a scholarship and how the funds would be utilized (not to exceed 500 words).
4. Music Teacher Recommendation Form To be completed by your private or school music teacher.

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.