The Phoenix Symphony: Helping Arizona become the best place in America to work and live

Phoenix Symphony Education

With a mission to provide the joy of music as a catalyst in helping Arizona to become the best place in America to work and live, The Phoenix Symphony serves our great city by providing high quality orchestral experiences. Since its founding in 1947, The Phoenix Symphony has delighted audiences with engaging performances and relevant Education and Community Outreach programming.

As Arizona’s only full-time, professional orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony provides a 38-week concert season which includes Classics, Pops and Family Concerts, as well as special community presentations.  The Symphony serves more than 300,000 individuals each season and constantly strives to attract a more demographically and ethnically-diverse population base.

Through its Education and Community Outreach programs, The Symphony served more than 124,000 children and adults last fiscal year, offering innovative programs that were designed to inspire a life-long appreciation of music. Targeting Title 1 schools, Education programs include Symphony Hall field trips, stand-alone school day concerts, and Mind Over Music: an initiative created by the Symphony that trains teachers to integrate music into STEM concepts to better impact student learning.

The innovative B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project, promotes physical, mental and social wellness by having Symphony musicians perform at hospitals, in Alzheimer’s facilities and at organizations serving homeless individuals and families. The Symphony also actively engages Native Americans within the community through the popular music residency program, One Nation, in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

To learn more about The Phoenix Symphony, visit phoenixsymphony.org.