For Schools & Teachers

GRADES K – 12
As the largest performing arts organization in Maine, the Portland Symphony Orchestra fulfills its mission to provide access to quality live performances for northern New England audiences regardless of socio-economic status or rural limitations.

The PSO offers a variety of programs, geared for students from pre-K through high school. Beyond entertaining and engaging, the focus of these experiences are educational, and each program is enhanced with our Teacher’s Materials featuring curriculum connections to State of Maine Learning Results and the National Common Core Arts Standards (NCCAS).

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS OFFERED

KinderKonzerts

AGES 4 – 8 (GRADES K – 3)
Public Performances $5 with an additional $1.50 processing fee
Performed 50 times per season in communities across Maine
PSO Professional Ensembles teach early literacy through music and musical stories! With teacher prep materials provided!
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Youth Concerts

AGES 8 -12 (GRADES 4 – 6)
$5 with an additional $1.50 processing fee
Full concerts at Merrill Auditorium designed specifically for youth! School Group Field Trips!
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America: The Musical Melting Pot

GRADE 8
A chamber music program performed for students in the 8th grade that combines early American history with classical music to paint a picture of how music played a role in the founding of our nation.
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The PSO Experience

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The PSO Experience is a day-long boot camp for high school students. Young musicians have the opportunity to work closely with members of the PSO in lessons and masterclasses and attend that evening’s classical performance free of charge.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact jelliott (@) portlandsymphony.org or call (207) 773-6128 ext 308
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High School Experiential Learners

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The PSO is proud to partner with the South Portland School District and Portland High School to offer experiential learning opportunities to students in the greater Portland area.
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PSO Musical Explorers

CURRENTLY GRADE K
4-YEAR EXPANSION PLAN THROUGH GRADE 3
An arts integration program with twice-monthly lessons in a Portland Public School using music to enhance literacy education.
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Meet the Maestro

GRADE K – Senior Citizen
When they’re not on the podium, Maestro Robert Moody and Assistant Conductor Norman Huynh can be found visiting schools, libraries, and community centers throughout New England to discuss music with students and adults of all ages.
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Musicians in the Classroom

GRADE K – COLLEGE
It’s possible to invite a very special visitor to your classroom!
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ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE LIVE MUSIC WITH OUR DEEP DISCOUNTS


Student Rush “Happy Hour”

COLLEGE STUDENTS
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 higher education students.


Student Ticket Discounts

FULL-TIME STUDENTS AND CHILDREN UNDER 18
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.