Education Programs

changing the lives of young musicians

Education Programs

The NRO organizes workshops, masterclasses, and school programs to educate local students about classical music, orchestral instruments, and the importance of music education.

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music lesson scholarships

The NRO supports young music scholars by providing a needs-based music lesson scholarship for students in Summit County, Colorado. Beneficiaries of this program receive private instruction on the instrument of their choice.

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Library & Classroom Engagement

Each year, the NRO Alumni visit local libraries and preschools throughout Summit County to help reinforce reading fundamentals with music as their guide.

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Instrument Petting Zoo

We bring a collection of instruments for children—and people of all ages—to interact with, hold, and play, all with the expert guidance of our NRO musicians.

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artist in residence program

During their summer fellowship, NRO musicians take part in the Community Engagement program led by an Artist in Residence. These teachings nurture social interaction, helping NRO musicians create innovative and experiential programming to connect with diverse audiences.

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Masterclasses & Sectionals

The NRO’s commitment to experiential learning is brought to life through a series of conversations and masterclasses. These events are free of charge and additional masterclasses are announced throughout the season.

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Arts & Crafts Hour

We host an interactive arts and crafts hour before the Free Family Concert, perfect for the young and the young at heart. The afternoon performance is a great opportunity to introduce children to the wonder of a life orchestra in action. 

Get Involved with the NRO

Through the NRO’s Community Link program, volunteers offer their talents and time in a myriad of ways like assisting guests at rehearsals and concerts, creating, and serving home-cooked weekly dinners, preparing off-site housing, and acting as hosts/guides to our summer staff and musician fellows.

Education Partners

Special thanks to the following funders and partners for supporting critical programs that share the power of music with all.

Interested in becoming a partner of the NRO? To learn more, click here.