Each season, The Florida Orchestra performs school-day concerts for thousands of elementary-aged students.
Open rehearsals offer middle, high school and college-age students an opportunity to observe The Florida Orchestra’s preparations for upcoming concerts and gain exposure to live, classical music. This behind-the-scenes look sheds light on rehearsal techniques, the art of problem-solving, and the beauty of music-making. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with the conductor, guest artist, or Florida Orchestra musicians in a Q&A format during the break or after the rehearsal. Space for this program is limited, and registration is required.
The Florida Orchestra has set aside a limited number of free tickets for Ruth Eckerd Hall Coffee Concerts for public, private, and homeschooled students in grades 6 through 12. Registration is required, and tickets may be picked up at will call. Pre- Concert Conversations with TFO musicians begin an hour before the performance.
The Florida Orchestra Teaching Artist program began as a partnership with Pinellas County Schools to bring highly qualified musicians and teachers to the Tampa Bay area. The pilot program included the hiring of a violin teaching artist position who worked with teachers and students in area string programs as well as performed with The Florida Orchestra as an extra musician. Click here for more information.
For excercises and videos assembled by the Teaching Artist team, click here.