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Symphony in Your School

At the heart of Symphony in Your School (SIYS) students are creating, performing and responding to music with the musicians and staff of the St. Louis Symphony. Available to Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary schools, this free program is designed to enhance the school curriculum and help students develop an appreciation for orchestral music and live performance through exposure to the St. Louis Symphony.

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Symphony in Your School, Junior


Symphony in Your School, Junior, presented by Boeing is a free 6-week residency engaging early childhood students, ages 3-6, in orchestral music with their St. Louis Symphony. With a unique emphasis on professional development, the program equips early childhood educators with the knowledge and tools to engage their students in music on a daily basis, allowing for sustainability after the residency is completed. The St. Louis Symphony Education Team collaborates with teachers to plan and implement interactive and engaging lessons with an emphasis on creating and exploring music through the framework of current early childhood curricula including literacy skills, physical development, and social and emotional development. Lessons incorporate instruments and singing into the daily classroom routine, elements of movement and dance, and active listening through a variety of hands-on activities and play related songs and games. Students experience live music performed by world-class musicians in their own classroom and at an education concert in historic Powell Hall. Through the Symphony in Your School, Junior partnership, teachers and students discover and connect with orchestral music by creating, performing, and responding to music together.

How to Apply

For more information or to complete an online application for the 2017/18 school year, click on the link. 

Symphony in Your School, Elementary


SIYS, Elementary is a free six week residency engaging students, grades 1-3, in classical music with their hometown St. Louis Symphony. In the classroom, students engage in inter-active lessons and music-making experiences with the STL Symphony Education Team and musicians of the STL Symphony. Together we will listen and respond to music and explore the instruments and musicians that comprise the STL Symphony! Students will also attend a Young People's Concert to see the musicians, who have performed in their classrooms, in action live at Powell Hall.

How to Apply

We are sorry for the inconvience, but we will not be accpeting applications for SIYS, Elementary for the 2017/18 school year. Please check back in January 2018 to apply for the 2018/19 school year.

Symphony in Your School, Secondary


SIYS, Secondary, a free residency program, available for middle and high school bands and orchestras, provides music students the opportunity to interact with and learn from the world-class musicians of the St. Louis Symphony. Ensembles selected to participate in SIYS, Secondary will receive visits from St. Louis Symphony musicians tailored to the specific needs of each ensemble.

How to Apply

For more information or to complete an online application for the 2017/18 school year, click on the link.  APPLY NOW

Congratulations to our 2016/17 Symphony in Your School Partners!

Early Childhood
Betty J. Robinson Head Start Center, Akilah Gage
Central Elementary, Laura Reifsteck
Creative Nursery and Preschool, Erica Schmitt

Flance Early Learning Center, Edda Reviol
Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Center, Crystal Cauley

Elementary Schools
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Katherine Charleville
Keeven Elementary, Kimberly Paine
Mason Elementary, David Donnelly
Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamie Fodrini
Rogers Elementary, Donna Buehne
St. Gabriel the Archangel, Michelle Shaver-Krus

Middle Schools
Jennings Jr. High School, James McCay

High Schools
Bayless High School, Cheryl Martini
Gateway Science Academy, Cathy Van Winkle
Webster Groves High School, Jill Young