A hallmark of the Spokane Symphony, we nurture a passion for music with learning opportunities for all ages.

Symphony Day

Date October 23 & 24, 2024
at The Fox Theater

Symphony Day

All 4th and 5th graders in the Greater Spokane region are invited to attend an interactive concert which introduces the instruments and their unique sounds. Designed to correlate to school curriculum, the program includes pre-concert classroom activities.

Sensory Friendly

The Nutcracker

Sensory Friendly Concert

This year, we continue the new tradition of a Sensory-friendly performance of the Nutcracker. Sensory-friendly concerts are designed for people on the autistic spectrum or who have any other sensory sensitivity and their families. Modifications for these concerts include relaxed house rules, reduced volume and altered lighting levels, sensory support equipment, and trained on-site volunteers. Tickets are $29 and must be purchased by calling the Fox Box Office at 509-624-1200

To Participate
in YMEP:

Alexandra Rannow

Young Musicians Education Program (YMEP)

The Spokane Symphony’s longest standing education program brings musicians to the students. Three violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a bassist visit all of the secondary schools in the Spokane Public School and Mead Districts. The musicians work with classrooms and often time one-on-one with students for a total of 344 school visits throughout the year.

The Spokane Public School District and the Mead School District contribute half of the cost of producing YMEP.

The YMEP program is such an excellent way for all my students to encounter musical teachers who are working professionals. The students enjoy the specialized attention with visitors, receive help on their instruments and orchestra music that I can’t give them, and I enjoy the deeper work in orchestra that we can achieve because of this program.

Mari Kellogg, M. Mus.
Director of Orchestras
Lewis & Clark High School

Free Family

At the Fox Theater

Free Family Concert

Bring the whole family to experience the Spokane Symphony for FREE. Tickets are free and open to the public with reservation.

Link Up

May 22, 2024
at The Fox Theater

Link Up

In Partnership with Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall

Students learn to play the recorder and sing using workbooks and teacher guides. Offering three levels of competence ranging from learning the basics to more advanced playing, educators can participate with students Grades 3-5 for three consecutive years. The Link Up program culminates with the students playing their recorders and singing with the Spokane Symphony at the Fox Theater.

Resources Included

  • Curriculum guide with lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music.

  • Workbook for each student

  • Professional development webinar for teachers

  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute online resource center with additional lessons and resources including THE ORCHESTRA SWINGS, a skills-focused curriculum with audio for teacher and students.

  • Access to the LINK UP online community where contributors share ideas, student work, videos and photos.


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