The Rogue Valley Symphony is proud to deliver first-rate music education programs to the schools in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Music education is a key component of our mission.  You can help to deliver these programs by becoming an individual education program sponsor.

Music education at an early age enhances creativity and improves language and reading skills. Learning to play an instrument has a direct impact on intellectual development, heightens a student’s sense of achievement and increases self-esteem and confidence. It teaches self-discipline and provides a means of self-expression.  Performing in music ensembles promotes friendships, improves social skills and teaches teamwork and collaboration. Our programs are engaging, educational and meet state and federal standards for music education.

The Rogue Valley Symphony is committed to supporting our public and private school’s music education programs. We serve more than 10,000 Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Siskiyou Counties each school year through our highly successful Classical Coaches in the Classroom program, introduced in the 2012-2013 season. During the 2014-15 season we began the Link Up music education project designed by Carnegie Hall to support classroom teachers in exposing their class to music.  The Talent/Phoenix school district has been participating in this wonderful educational opportunity.

We believe music and the arts are an integral part of a complete education and full life. We offer opportunities for students, parents, grandparents and mentors to share the joy of live performance with the people in their lives. Free tickets are available through our student voucher program, Connecting with the Classics.