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Students & Teachers

Lively & Dynamic Ways to Learn & Teach

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is proud to provide engagement and educational opportunities to students of all ages.

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.



Student Tickets

With $10 student tickets for most ISO performances, it’s easy and inexpensive to fit a concert by one of the nation’s greatest symphony orchestras into your budget!

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Field Trips & Student Groups

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Teddy Bear Series

Ages 3 to 7

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Discovery Concerts

Grades 3 to 6

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Middle & High School Student Groups

Grades 7 to 12

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Next Generation ISO

For schools eligible for free or reduced lunches

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Contest Opportunities

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Young Musicians Contest

Accomplished young Indiana musicians (through grade 12) are provided an opportunity to perform in a competitive setting.

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Symphony in Color

A unique blending of symphonic music and visual arts - Symphony in Color culminates in a juried exhibition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indiana State Museum.

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Programs with Impact

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Students are auditioned and coached by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

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Audition Prep Masterclass

A class for high school string players providing tips and tricks from ISO musicians and local University...

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Educator Resources

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Learning Community has compiled a list of resources for you and your students to learn and advocate for music.

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Did You Know

Through our $10 student ticket program, nearly 10,000 students of all ages attend ISO concerts each year
All student groups who attend concerts at the Hilbert Circle Theatre can have a post-concert Q&A with ISO Musicians
High school Musicians from across Indiana perform annually alongside their professional counterparts at our Side-by-Side concert

Activities for All Age Groups

To start your unforgettable field trip today, call 317.639.4300 or email

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