Explore Music – The NSS Educational Outreach Program
Give the gift of music to children and aspiring musicians by supporting the North State Symphony Explore Music program. Your support helps the Symphony bring the joy of classical music to local classrooms and communities, encouraging students to listen, play, and engage with professional musicians. From in-school music demonstrations with world-renowned musicians and youth concerts designed to entertain and educate, to partnering with youth orchestras, Explore Music inspires children and aspiring musicians of all ages.
Every Dollar Counts
$80 will buy recorders for a classroom
$100 will send a musician to visit a classroom
$200 will send a class to a symphony youth concert
$500 will sponsor an in-school masterclass from a symphony soloist
About the Explore Music Program
The North State Symphony’s Explore Music program brings the joy of classical music to local classrooms and communities, encouraging students to listen, play and engage with professional musicians and audiences. This three-tiered program provides varying opportunities for young people in Northern California to interact with classical music, musicians, and instruments.
Special educational symphony concerts designed just for young people
In-school demonstrations by Symphony musicians
Discount tickets for music students to NSS Masterworks concerts
Music and instrument instruction right in the classroom via LinkUp – coming soon!
Performance opportunities side-by-side with the Symphony for local youth orchestras
Masterclasses from world-renowned Symphony guest artists
Concerto competitions for future symphony soloists
Scholarships and awards for outstanding student musicians
Teachers, students, parents, community members—contact us to find out more about Explore Music!
“My passion for classical music started in childhood after a chance exposure to orchestral music. Young people need more ways to engage with and enjoy the symphony, and build the foundation for a lifetime of appreciation.”
— Scott Seaton, NSS Music Director
Daria Booth, Development Director, CSU Chico
Elizabeth Quivey, Executive Director, North State Symphony