The Education Concert Series

The North Carolina Symphony offers Education Concerts geared toward third through fifth graders across the state.  The 2016/17 education concert theme is “What Makes Music MUSIC?” Click here to view the 2016/17 education concert program.

Click here to download the 2016/17 Printed Material Order Form.

Click here to download the 2016-17 Student Book.

Click here to watch a video of the North Carolina education concert experience, produced by Greenroom Communications.  The video features Music Director Grant Llewellyn, NCS Board Chair Jeff Corbett, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz, music educator LiYing Noell, and Caleb, a 4th grader from Rashkis Elementary in Chapel Hill.

Click here to download the 2016-17 Teacher Book.

The North Carolina Symphony has one of the most extensive music education programs of any U.S. orchestra, performing over 40 education concerts a year for students throughout North Carolina.

The North Carolina Symphony’s music education program was developed in 1945 by then Music Director Benjamin Swalin, his wife Maxine, and Director of Education Adeline McCall. Since the first education concert in the spring of 1946, the Symphony has reached more than four million school students in North Carolina. The program is designed to introduce students in the third through fifth grades to the principles of orchestral music, culminating in a live performance by the North Carolina Symphony.

If you have any questions concerning any Education Programs, contact Sarah Baron, Director of Education, North Carolina Symphony at

If the North Carolina Symphony is visiting your school, it is strongly recommended that you register for the Education Concert Workshop. For more information on the workshop, visit the Education Workshop page here.