Field Trips

The Cleveland Orchestra is your partner in music education! What better way to engage, inspire and motivate students than through a musical fieldtrip to Severance Hall? It’s an experience your students will never forget!

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PNC Music Explorers (PreK-2)

Children ages 3-6 will love our Music Explorers concerts (formerly Musical Rainbows) which introduce the instruments of the orchestra one at a time. Join Cleveland Orchestra musicians and host for a lively 30-minute, interactive, music-packed adventure designed to engage, educate, and entertain young music explorers. 

Ticket reservations: call the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. 

The Cleveland Orchestra's Music Explorers Concerts are sponsored by PNC. Additional support is provided by the Pysht Fund.


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Coloring Pages

Instrument Family Chart

Music Explorers Videos

Education Concerts (Grades 3-8)

Join The Cleveland Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran for Education Concerts in historic Severance Hall designed especially for students in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8.  These themed concerts are aligned with state and national standards and supported by preparation materials. Here’s what teachers are saying about Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts. 

“…the concert was very well put together, engaging for my students, and inspired them to continue their love of music!”

“The students, teachers and chaperones were impressed with the level of professionalism and courtesy the audience was shown. It was an amazing experience - highly beneficial to our students”

“Every single student was seeing a live orchestra performance for the very first time – that’s what made it so worthwhile.”.

Thanks to a generous donor, we are now able to offer all schools free tickets to attend Education Concerts! Schools must complete the Education Concert Online Reservation Form (see link below to reserve seats). Your reservation is complete when you receive a confirmation email noting your confirmed concert date/times.

If for any reason your school is unable to attend a concert that has been confirmed, please contact Sandra Jones ( or call (216)231-7349 as soon as possible.

NEW!! Book Your Education Concert Reservations Online Now (please note: reservations are only being accepted online this year)


Concert Information

Teacher Guide 19-20

Book Your Education Concert Reservations

The Score Student Newspaper 19-20

Music That Tells a (Spooky) Story Playlist

Beethoven: The Man & His Music Playlist

Teacher Videos

Friday Morning Concerts (Grades 9-12)

Immerse your high school students in a more traditional Cleveland Orchestra concert experience. These concerts are open to the general public and give students the opportunity to hear The Cleveland Orchestra and guest artists in historic Severance Hall. High Schools receive a special discounted group rate. 

Ticket reservations: call Group Sales at 216-231-7493 or email us at


Concert Information

In-School Programs

Mindful Music Moments (Pre-K through HS)

Mindful Music Moments is an easy to use, web-based program that combines classical music with mindfulness prompts delivered over the morning announcements in schools. It’s designed to reduce stress and anxiety, increase exposure to classical music, and start each school day with a period of calm and focus for the entire school community. The daily, 4-minute routine focuses on one classical music piece each week paired with mindfulness prompts that provide a tangible tool for social/emotional well-being, brought to you by The Cleveland Orchestra and City Silence.

Mindful Music Moments was recently featured on the national PBS NewsHour and locally on Fox 8.

Over 100 schools across Ohio, representing more than 50,000 students in grades K-12, have experienced the life-changing musical experience of Mindful Music Moments. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring Mindful Music Moments to your school this year! Our fast-growing list of participating primary, elementary, middle and high schools enjoy these MMM benefits:

  • Easy to use with a fully turn-key, web-based program.
  • High impact, short time commitment - average of 4 minutes per day of mindfulness and music makes a powerful, impactful ritual without sacrificing academic time. (Day 1 is 4 minutes; Days 2-5 each week are shorter.)
  • Fast results in shifting school culture and the morning routine to a more calm, focused and balanced start to the school day for the entire school community.
  • Daily mindfulness and music education for all students.
  • Character Strength tie-ins, fun facts and mindfulness prompts for each week of music.
  • Students who are calm, focused and ready to learn

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Learning Through Music

Over the past 20 years, The Cleveland Orchestra partnered with Cleveland and East Cleveland elementary schools, utilizing music to reinforce and catalyze classroom learning. Teachers were equipped with arts integration resources and lesson plans that aligned with Ohio’s Learning and Fine Arts Standards to inspire students in the classroom. Those award-winning Cleveland Orchestra lesson plans are now available for all teachers through our online, searchable database.

Explore Lesson Library

children learning from musicians in classroom

PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Neighborhoods

The Cleveland Orchestra partners with 18 Cleveland Metropolitan School District pre-school classrooms to develop school-readiness skills using music through “Musical Neighborhoods”, our PNC Grow Up Great program. Students learn key academic, social, motor and musical skills through classroom visits from Cleveland Orchestra musicians, field trips to Severance Hall, and resources for the classroom.

Sponsored by PNC Bank

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