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. Registration is required.

  • Teachers may bring students to the full rehearsal (2 ½ hours) or one half of the rehearsal (1 – 1 ¼ hours). Because rehearsal timings vary, confirmation with approximate times will be sent the week of the rehearsal.
  • Open rehearsals are free but reservations are required and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are limited.
  • Please plan to bring a sufficient number of chaperones to help reinforce attentive, good behavior during the rehearsal.
  • Please note that open rehearsal dates and repertoire are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated as soon as possible.

Contact Daryn Bauer, Community Engagement Director, at with any questions.