The Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs
COVID-19 Update: Even in this precarious time, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County remains committed to enriching lives through music by creating virtual offerings of our wide spectrum of Youth Music Education programs. Music and the curiosity that is instilled in learning is more important than ever for young people and we remain dedicated to creating opportunities for exploration and discovery. Remaining free of charge as we adapt with the changing landscape of our new reality, we look forward to keeping music an essential element in all our students’ daily lives.
The Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs, offered at no charge to schools, students or parents, and available to all Orange County public and private schools, have been one of the primary supplements to make up for the lack of funding for music education in our county’s schools.
Since 1956, more than 6 million children in Orange County, elementary through high school, have participated in our nationally recognized youth music education programs, which are funded and implemented by the members of The Committees of the Philharmonic Society.
Programs are aligned with the California Department of Education curriculum standards. Schools must be enrolled in the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs in order to participate; these programs are not open to the public.
Participate in our Youth Music Education Programs
Are you interested in bringing a youth music education program to your school or community group? Or attending an in-person concert at one of Orange County’s best music venues? Sign up now to register your class or ensemble in one of the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs. From in-school programming, to concert field trips, and beyond to the digital world – there’s something for every age group!
Musicians on Campus
Concerts for Fifth Grade
Middle and High School
Sounds Around the Globe
The Studio Classroom
Tix for Teens
Orange County Youth Symphony
High School Orchestra Festival
Apply for a Grant
Strike Up the Band
Our award-winning programs are made possible by the tireless volunteerism and fundraising of The Committees of the Philharmonic Society.
For more information, please contact our Education Department:
The Youth Music Education Programs of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are partially funded by The Committees of the Philharmonic Society, The Davisson Family Fund for Youth Music Education, Thomas J. Madracki Memorial Endowment, Music & Arts Center, the City of Newport Beach, The Sorenson Foundation, The Crean Foundation, Orange County Community Foundation, The William Gillespie Foundation, The Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights®, The Orange County Register, Pacific Life Foundation, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo Foundation.