For Students

Have you been to a concert or rehearsal with your family or school? Have you had a musician visit your classroom? If so, we hope it made you eager to learn even more about classical music and live performance – or what you can do with it. Here are some activities for you to learn even more.

Perhaps you are a musician yourself or are simply inspired to see more live music? We welcome you to explore some of these opportunities.

Open Dress Rehearsals

See the Symphony in an intimate setting as they prepare for their next concert! Students and their families are invited to attend Portland Symphony Orchestra dress rehearsals at Merrill Auditorium, where they will witness a professional orchestra and visiting guest artists hard at work on stage. (grade 5 and up)

Open Dress Rehearsals are free but space is limited.
Click here to register for an Open Dress Rehearsal.

2013-2014 Open Dress Rehearsals:

Don Quixote
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

An American in Paris
Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Artist & Composer Workshops

The PSO often teams up with community organizations to present up-close opportunities with visiting artists and guest composers.  Visiting artists share their insights and experience with students and adults. (grades 5-12 and college)

Student Rush “Happy Hour”

College students! Join the PSO’s email list or find us on Facebook to keep an eye out for details on special “Student Rush” ticket offers for select concerts. Deep, last-minute discounts available just for students.

Student Ticket Discounts

Students of all ages have access to the renowned artists and world-class performances of the PSO. No need to wait for Student Rush; families and students can plan in advance and get great seats at prices they can afford! Full-time students and children under 18 are eligible for subscription and single-ticket discounts up to 50% or more. Call the PortTIX box office at (207) 842-0800 for more information. (full-time students under age 18 only)

Thank you to our Season Sponsor, WEX, the PSO Official Hotel, Holiday Inn by the Bay, and our Education Partner, IDEXX.
WEX Holiday Inn by the Bay IDEXX