TSO offers one of the most extensive and comprehensive education and community engagement programs in the orchestra field. TSO Education Programs reach more than 35,000 students and teachers annually through more than 300 concerts, workshops and the TSO Kids! website.
“In order for children to wish to be excellent, they need to see and hear excellence. Your programs provide that opportunity.”
—Fine Arts teacher, Redeemer Lutheran School
Every child deserves a world of creativity and possibility, and every community benefits from those who think creatively and compassionately. Therefore, it is the mission of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s education department to introduce, educate and incorporate music into the lives of community members of all ages.
TSO education programs are nationally recognized for outstanding scope, depth, and innovation.
2007: A Carnegie Mellon University and Americans for the Arts study chose TSO’s Education Programs as one of ten arts and education institutions from across the nation that demonstrates examples of “Best Practice.”
2006: National Governor’s Association Distinguished Service to State Government Award Nomination for the TSO’s Education Programs.
2003: American Symphony Orchestra League Award for Excellence in Orchestra Education funded by Bank of America, signifying the highest standards, depth of purpose, and remarkable accomplishment in both artistic and educational areas.
Through Community Engagement efforts, TSO performs an average of 100 concerts annually, reaching more than 34,000 people with performances ranging from large partnerships to private events. As an integral partner to the region, the TSO serves as a music resource for all of southern Arizona.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has one of the most active Community Engagement programs in the orchestra field. As an integral member of the community, the TSO serves as a music resource for all of southern Arizona. From large partnerships to private events, the TSO is a music partner for southern Arizonans, performing more than one hundred Community Engagement events each season. The TSO has formed strong partnerships with local businesses, visiting corporations and non – profit agencies. Local communities also enjoy active relationships with the TSO, bringing both small and large concerts to their residents. These partnerships take many forms, all tailored to the needs and interests of each organization.