The Seattle Symphony offers a variety of concerts and programs that help teachers and students to build a strong arts vocabulary, respond to the arts, understand the relationship of music to science and the humanities, and learn more about the world of work created through the arts. All programs are designed to align with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements [EALRs].Download our Class Act offerings!
Programs for Grades K–5
Programs for Grades 6 & Up
- Concerts for Clock Hours, Seattle Symphony in your Classroom and more! 15% Educator Discount!
Enjoy full-length concerts, plus a free, 30-minute Behind the Music concert preview especially designed for student audiences (one hour prior to all performances). Teachers will receive educational handouts including curriculum guides designed for grades 6 through 12 (Arts EALRs 1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.4). Teachers! Clock hours are available with Behind the Music attendance.
All concert performances begin at 12 noon. School groups receive special discount. See below for more information and how to order tickets.
Tickets are $8 per student with one free adult ticket per 10 students. Advance orders only. Friday Matinees School Program fee ($75) required. To order tickets, contact our Group Sales Manager at 206.215.4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Programs subject to change.
September 21, 2012
Morlot Conducts Pines of Rome
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Martinů: Symphony No. 6, "Fantaisies symphoniques"
Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes
Respighi: Pines of Rome
November 2, 2012
Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Snow Maiden
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6
March 22, 2013
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Britten: Cello Symphony
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
April 12, 2013
Gerard Schwarz Conducts Mozart
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9, in E-flat major, K. 271, "Jeunehomme"
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, "Romantic"
Arts in Education
Free for Fifth Grade Students
Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10:30am
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 10:30am & 12:15pm
Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 10:30am & 12:15pm
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Magic Circle Mime Company
Registration begins in September 2012. This program satisfies EALRs 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4. Educator professional development opportunities available — including special workshop developed in conjunction with Arts in Education concerts!
For more information, contact Thomasina Adams, School Programs Manager and Arts Education Advocacy, at email@example.com or 206.336.6650.Top
Designed for Secondary School Students
In these working sessions, secondary school music students will observe professional rehearsal techniques — the ways in which the conductor and musicians bring the music to life! For the first hour of the rehearsal, students will be given a rare opportunity to hear from the conductor about what to listen for during the rehearsal and how to better interpret the music. Students will then observe the musicians and conductor as they work through the creative process. All rehearsals are in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. Open rehearsal times are 10am-12:30pm (EALRs 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 3.3, 4.5).
Fee: First visit is complimentary with an annual Soundbridge school membership ($75); subsequent visits are $2 per student (capped at $75). The Seattle Symphony does not cover transportation costs.
To register for an open rehearsal, please email Thomasina Adams, School Programs Manager and Arts Education Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.336.6650.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Haydn's Symphony No. 103, "Drum Roll," conducted by Ludovic Morlot
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Brahms' Symphony No. 4, conducted by Ludovic Morlot
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Elgar's Enigma Variations, conducted by Michael Francis
The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop
Free for Pre-College Students
This workshop is a 12-week series of two-hour classes led by Workshop Director Samuel Jones, with visits from guest composers. Designed for pre-college musicians, the workshop allows students to work on all aspects of composing, including writing themes, learning orchestration and preparing a final score with parts (EALRs 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3). Classes meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm in Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center. The program begins in January and culminates on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, with a world premiere chamber concert featuring new works by these young composers. All pieces are performed by Seattle Symphony musicians.Top
Professional Development Opportunities for Educators
Seattle Symphony Wyckoff Masterworks Season Concerts for Clock Hours
Attend a Masterworks Season concert with a Pre-concert Talk one hour before the performance for three clock hours through the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). Sign-in and registration information available at the Head Usher Station. Tickets from $17. For tickets, call the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at 206.215.4747 or order online at www.seattlesymphony.org.
15% Educator Discount! Simply say that you are a teacher when you call or visit our Ticket Office and you will receive a 15% discount on tickets to most Seattle Symphony performances, whether you are seeking clock hours or just want to enjoy a great concert.
Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. No adjustment for previous purchasesTop