Education Programs

changing the lives of young musicians

Education Programs

The National Repertory Orchestra is passionate about fostering artistic growth and enabling aspiring musicians to access music education. With music as the lens, the NRO focuses on the connections between us and our world through meaningful and collaborative 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 masterclasses and sectionals that help our musicians grow as professionals. These events are free of charge and open to the public.

Summit County Music Lesson Scholarships

NRO Arts Scholarship

Each year the NRO grants a scholarship to graduating seniors of Summit High School who are planning to pursue a degree in the field of Arts or Arts Administration. Fields of study may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, film, visual and/or multimedia arts. Primary emphasis is placed on career goals with a focus on students from low socio-economic backgrounds who may also be experiencing other forms of educational disadvantage which make it difficult to achieve their educational goals. Community service and GPA are also considered.

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.