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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

(530) 898-4054

[email protected]


Elizabeth Quivey, Executive Director, North State Symphony


[email protected]

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