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Education Programs

The Kansas City Symphony presents a varity of educational programs for children and adults to experience the orchestra.

The Kansas City Symphony is excited to present the John and Marny Sherman Education Series which includes Young People's, KinderKonzert and Link Up performances for elementary students. This year's Young People's Concerts will celebrate Latin-American music with selections from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Uruguay, Brasil and more! Students attending the KinderKonzerts will learn how to build an orchestra by adding together the various instrument families! We are also thrilled to present Carnegie Hall’s  recorder-based program Link Up: The Orchestra Sings. Please note the new date options for both Link Up and KinderKonzert performances this season!

Young People's, KinderKonzert and Link Up performances are eligible for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Open Doors Transportation Fund. This fund may provide bus allowances for up to 100% of your transportation costs to the Kansas City Symphony’s Young People’s, KinderKonzert, and Link Up programs.

Middle school, high school and college students are invited to join us for a number of different programs including open dress rehearsals, master classes, performance competitions and more. We are also excited to present the region's largest-ever TubaChristmas and a number of open dress rehearsals.

Finally, our littlest listeners will be able to experience the instruments of the orchestra through our very popular Petite Performances. These brief concerts take place on stage in Helzberg Hall and include hands on activities through the Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo.

For more information on any of our education programs,
please contact Education Manager Stephanie Brimhall at (816) 218-2639.