Community & Learning

The Santa Fe Symphony’s music education programs channel the talents of our orchestra, chorus members, and contributing music scholars into experiential learning opportunities for young and old and this season they are expanding!  broad platform of music education initiatives are designed to be accessible and appealing to the entire community. By investing in our community, we hope to foster the next generation of classical music lovers and share the beauty of orchestral and choral music with thousands of people—free of charge—each season!

This season, we are expanding our community engagement offerings and building the next generation of music-lovers! The Santa Fe Symphony Chamber Ensemble goes on tour, performing free concerts in local Pueblo communities and participating in the cultural exchange of music and the arts in Northern New Mexico; we announced a new concerto competition and a choral apprentice program; and Symphony del Sur launched in collaboration with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony!

Symphony musicians also travel to Santa Fe schools for Kids’ Classical Concerts, close-up performances where small ensembles play classical and popular tunes, demonstrate different instruments, and even let students try their hand at conducting. All of these programs are free of charge. Our acclaimed mentoring program is set to expand, continuing professional instruction in public schools for strings, brass, winds, percussion, voice, and guitar, while adding keyboard instruments as well.

TICKETS OFFERS

Our Music Education Committee is especially proud to revitalize our ticket offerings for students and music educators, offered for every 2022–2023 performance.

FREE STUDENT TICKETS—offered for EVERY Santa Fe Symphony performance, as available, made possible through the generosity of Underwriter Dee Ann McIntyre
  • Free student tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis for students 6 to 22 and one accompanying adult. Reservations may be made up to 4 weeks in advance of each concert for up to 3 concerts per season. Contact Regina at studentoffers@santafesymphony.org to secure your tickets!
RUSH TICKETS—discounted or free tickets for music students and music teachers.
  • Contact Regina at studentoffers@santafesymphony.org for rush student/teacher discounts. Offers are available to students 14 to 22 years of age and music educators in the Santa Fe Public School system. Details will be sent as early as 2 to 3 days in advance of each performance—limit 2 tickets per concert.
50% OFF TICKETS—available for children 6 to 14 years of age. Available through The Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414 (Monday—Friday 10AM to 4PM).
  • Due to the nature of our Lensic concerts, The Symphony is unable to accommodate children under the age of 6.

OPEN DRESS REHEARSALS—available for children under 6 years of age

  • Due to the nature of our Lensic concerts, The Symphony is unable to accommodate children under the age of 6. If you would like to attend a Lensic dress rehearsal with your child under 6, please contact Regina at 505.983.1414 (Mon—Fri 10AM to 4PM).

Support music education today!

Support our community and learning programs by becoming a Friend of Music Education. You can earmark your contribution for a specific Music Education Committee community program, such as Mentoring or Senior Serenades, or help support all our community programs by contributing to Friends of Music Education.

Also, visit our Volunteer page if you’d like to help out at community events or join our Music Education Committee.

TOGETHER, we are the music.

“We are the Music,” our award-winning educational video, explores the music of 11 cultural groups that settled in the Santa Fe area. It has been used in classrooms for the past 6 years, and is available to download here or on the PBS® Learning Media website. Watch now!

NEW! Concerto Competition

The Symphony has added a concerto competition for outstanding high school music and higher ed students throughout the state of New Mexico, offering them a chance to perform with The Santa Fe Symphony and win a cash prize to further their music education.

NEW! Pueblo Concerts

We are proud to announce an exciting expansion! Our Chamber Ensembles are going on tour and taking great music beyond the Kids Classical Concerts. The Symphony is thrilled to include Pueblo and other Northern New Mexico communities on the music performance calendar—providing hour-long education concerts not only to Santa Fe Public Schools but beyond!

NEW! Symphony Del Sur

Symphony Chamber Ensembles perform in a variety of community settings, including local schools, retirement homes and assisted living facilities, and this year—Santa Fe Farmer’s Market del Sur, a collaboration with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association.

NEW! Choral Scholars Program

Do you know a high school student who loves to sing? Be sure to sign up for our new apprentice program. This season we are offering positions to a limited number of high school choral singers to join The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus!

Mentoring

In partnership with the Santa Fe Public Schools, our award-winning and innovative music mentoring program brings music professionals into the classrooms to support school ensemble programs through music coaching and one-on-one mentoring.

Community Concerts

Each year, we present FREE choral concerts—in the fall, winter, and spring—to the Santa Fe community. These concerts feature exciting, family-friendly, and engaging programs for all ages and highlight the talents of our orchestral and choral musicians at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Senior Serenades

For seniors who aren’t able to attend concerts at The Lensic, The Symphony brings the music to their place of residence. Small group ensembles present informal concerts with a variety of music that touches residents enjoying an active senior lifestyle or those in assisted living or memory care.

Discovery Concerts

The Symphony introduces over 1,500 fourth graders to the wonder of symphonic music through its annual bilingual Discovery Concerts!
Each fall, students are bused from Santa Fe, Pojoaque, Española, and Pueblo schools to The Lensic for a full orchestral concert featuring a bilingual storyteller and numerous community partnerships!

Kids’ Classical Concerts

Nine times each year, small group ensembles of Symphony musicians visit elementary students at 9 Santa Fe Public Schools for an hour of music, education and fun. The musicians talk about and demonstrate each of their instruments and play a variety of music, popular and classical, fostering a lively interaction in which students are even given a chance to conduct the ensemble.

Family Concerts

Gather the kids and join us at the Santa Fe Public Library’s Southside Branch! This family-friendly series features Symphony musicians who demonstrate their instruments and play a variety of popular and classical music, fostering a connection with children and providing a chance for them to conduct the ensemble! These concerts are geared toward kids—ages five to ten—but all ages are welcome!

 

 

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The Symphony introduces over 1,500 fourth graders to the wonder of symphonic music through its annual bilingual Discovery Concerts!
Each fall, students are bused from Santa Fe, Pojoaque, Española, and Pueblo schools to The Lensic for a full orchestral concert featuring a bilingual storyteller and numerous community partnerships!

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