Music Impacts the Whole Person: Listening Skills, Neural Development, Joy In Being Together


Music Impacts the Whole Person: Listening Skills, Neural Development, Joy In Being Together

Education Concerts

Education Concerts

Annual, free concert for Lubbock 5th-12th graders—private, public, and home school students

Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists

Our talented musicians bring fresh perspectives to subjects taught in local schools

Chamber Ensemble Outreach

Chamber Ensemble Outreach

Quintets and string quartets provide an interactive musical experience for 3rd & 4th graders

Family Concert

Family Concert

A fun music experience for the whole family—pre-concert activities+ instrument petting zoo

Education Information

Education Concert

4Why Music Education Matters

Education is integral to the DNA of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. For 75 years we have educated and inspired thousands of diverse school-age students with our education initiatives.

Music changes lives. Research shows music education and participation fosters learning using the whole body and mind. Beginning in early childhood, skills learned by enjoying and making music create neural plasticity and improved language acquisition. By grade school, students involved in school music programs demonstrate higher test scores across subjects.

LSO Education Concerts

Each year, the LSO invites students in 5th-12th grade to experience a live symphonic performance. All students—public, private, and home schoolers—from Lubbock and the surrounding communities are invited! We provide free guidebooks to teachers, parents, and students.

Every child deserves our time and expertise. We serve more than 12,300 learners annually through transformational education programs made possible by the generosity of LSO patrons and sponsors.

Click here for the 2023 listen live concert guidebook

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Chamber Ensemble Outreach Program

We bring music to the schools through our Chamber Ensemble Outreach Program. We work with musicians to create a fun, educational, and age appropriate music experience.

About the Chamber Ensemble Program

Performers are LSO musicians and Texas Tech University graduate students grouped in brass and woodwind quintets and string quartets. They perform for 3rd and 4th grade students and provide an informative and interactive musical experience. Musicians introduce students to each instrument and give a live performance. These small ensembles also perform throughout the community. You'll find them at assisted living facilities, after-school programs, and the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.

Partnership For Success

Chamber Ensembles puts on more than 50 performances during a normal academic year. This community school program is made possible by funding from The CH and Helen Jones Foundations. For more information on this program, please contact LSO Education Director, Jeanette Markee.

Family Concerts

Free Live Concert for the Whole Family

We want families to experience transformative music together—and have a great time! We invite your whole family to jump into the world of live music. Our free performances include interactive activities and a fun performance style to engage the whole family.

Past activities included:

  • Conducting lessons
  • Instrument petting zoos
  • Make-an-instrument workshop

Our music selection will pull from pop-culture friendly movies, tv shows, and a few of our favorites.

Everyone is welcome!

Teaching Artists

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