Welcome to the Collaborative Learning Department at The Philadelphia Orchestra. Delve into the richness of classical music through our myriad programs, each one geared for a unique audience. You will find something for everyone, from three year olds to seniors, from novices to amateur musicians.

Schools & Teachers

The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present its 2015-2016 series of school programs for students and educators.

School Concerts

Bring the full experience of The Philadelphia Orchestra to your students with a program designed to integrate musical concepts and activities into your existing classroom curriculum. Enhance your students’ learning through the understanding and appreciation of orchestral music. To get the most value, use our curriculum guide to supplement your preparation, participate in a course for teacher professional development, and schedule a visit with one of our knowledgeable Docent volunteers at no extra charge. Philadelphia Orchestra School Concerts have been commended by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a model program in alignment with the state’s Standards Aligned System.


Open Rehearsals for Students

Don’t miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch the Orchestra at work in rehearsal.


Greenfield Competition

Compete to win an opportunity to perform as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra.


Musicians in the Schools

Create a unique experience for your students when musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra visit your school.


School Partnership Program

An in-depth partnership with Philadelphia area schools to provide access to the music of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Billy Joel School Concert Program

Established in 2008 with a donation from legendary singer-songwriter and composer Billy Joel, the Billy Joel Fund for Music Education is specifically earmarked to expand and improve music education in the School District of Philadelphia.

Side-by-Side Rehearsal

Each year The Philadelphia Orchestra selects one youth orchestra to sit side-by-side with our world-renowned musicians in a rehearsal of quality orchestral literature led by a skilled conductor.

Families & Kids

Introduce your children to the Orchestra with one of our family-friendly programs.