Education is the foundational component of The Phoenix Symphony's mission, with programs reaching far and wide to serve more students than any other arts organization in the state.

Take a field trip to Symphony Hall! Symphony for the Schools, the signature program of The Phoenix Symphony, provides K-12 public, private, charter, parochial and home school groups an opportunity to attend a world-class concert at Symphony Hall. Presented by American Airlines, concerts occur during the school day and align with Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards, helping students connect the exciting world of music to their studies.

Through Classroom Concerts, ensembles tour to area schools with engaging educational concerts. As the Symphony’s most in-demand program, performances are highly interactive allowing musicians, students and teachers to connect through music. These programs are available in locations within a 30 mile radius of downtown Phoenix.


Mind Over Music is an initiative created by The Phoenix Symphony that trains teachers to integrate music into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts, the first symphony program of its kind in the nation. By learning through music, students are provided with new, creative ways to learn science and math concepts.


A unique partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges, Symphony Connections is a touring program featuring Phoenix Symphony Chamber Ensembles performing on community college campuses throughout the Valley. These performances are educational in nature and provide opportunities for students and faculty to interact with musicians. 

Now entering its twentieth year, One Nation is a unique musical and cultural partnership between The Phoenix Symphony and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. This program enhances the music programs of the Community’s elementary and high schools and builds relationships between Symphony musicians and students. Symphony musicians provide private and group music lessons to students during the school day, teach after school music classes and provide recital coaching to prepare students for public performances. The Phoenix Symphony wishes to thank the Salt River Community Children's Foundation and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for their support of One Nation.