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For School Teachers

Discovery Concerts

The next generation leads the way!

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concerts are educational, symphony orchestra concerts performed by the young artists of Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra. Discovery Concerts provide local students the opportunity to attend a live symphony performance in a concert hall setting. Discovery Concerts are crafted to align across the curriculum with Virginia Standards of Learning in grades 3-5, but all elementary students and music students in grades 6-12 are recommended to attend. A detailed lesson guide is provided prior to the concert to assist teachers in the preparation and follow-up.

In-School Ensembles

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s In-School Ensembles are a great way to enhance students’ learning experience. These programs provide students with the opportunity to observe and interact with professional musicians in a school setting. The programs are fun, full of information, and cover a variety of topics within various disciplines. Through careful and creative planning, each Ensemble program supports material required in all subject areas as outlined by the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Scheduling an Ensemble, Residency, Master Class or Visit:

Please contact RSO Community Engagement Education Coordinator, Hannah Cox at at 540.343.6221, ext. 231 or Please provide the following information: your name, school name, telephone number, preferred date(s) and time(s), approximate number of students in the audience, and the name of the ensemble above that interests you. You will be provided more details about booking the ensemble and specific availability.

Reservations for in-school ensembles begin soon. Please contact if you have any questions.

RSO In-School Ensembles

Kim & Jimbo Cary
Rhythms ‘Round Virginia
Rhythms ‘Round the World

Virginia Virtuosi
Rhythm Around the World
Animal Rescue
Who’s On First Bass?

Robert Jospé & Inner Rhythm
World Beat Workshop

The Wright Kids
The Wright Kids Wrock

Roanoke Chamber Brass
America’s Got Music
Heart of Bras

Mini-Residencies, Master Classes,
and Visits from the Maestro