For Schools

Teaching Artist

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. Click here for more information.

Youth Concerts

Each season, The Florida Orchestra performs school-day concerts for thousands of elementary-aged students. Click here for more information.

Open Rehearsals

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. Click here for more information.

Ruth Eckerd Hall Coffee Concerts

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. Click here for more information.

Pre-Concert Lobby Performances

TFO spotlights young and local musicians by providing the opportunity to play in the lobby of the Straz Center, Mahaffey Theater, or Ruth Eckerd Hall before a Masterworks, Pops, or Coffee concert. Performers and their teachers/chaperones will receive free tickets to attend the orchestra concert after they perform. Click here for more information.