Symphony@Schools

Partnering Music and Education all over Marin

This program delivers performances that introduce classical music to young students, and provides focused music mentorship to teachers and students in band and orchestra classrooms. Teaching artists, consisting of artistic personnel within the Marin Symphony Orchestra and visiting soloists, provide mentorship, professional support, and inspiration to students and teachers across county schools.
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Symphony Day

- On hold for 2024 -

Marin Symphony hosts over 2,000 Marin County 4th graders each year at our concert hall! During a 50-minute program, students have exposure to sights, sounds, emotions, and history of classical music. What sparks a child’s mind for music is sheer fascination. For many students, this is their first live classical music experience! Witnessing a full symphony orchestra, kids’ minds marvel over instruments’ shapes and sounds. Recall the first time seeing a tubby tuba, glistening timpani, or proud string bass. Remember your first response to hearing a quirky bassoon, soaring flute, or sliding trombone. Now imagine those sights and sounds all together! When curiosity inevitably takes over, musicians are born.

Orchestra Family Tree

Do you love music and want to play a musical instrument? In this YouTube video series, musicians of the Marin Symphony introduce instruments of the Orchestra Family Tree to help find the best one for you.

Click the links below to direct to videos:
Strings: hear the violin, viola, cello, and bass! Woodwinds: hear flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon! Brass: hear trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba! Percussion: hear percussion family, harp, and The Conductor!