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Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras

As part of the core educational mission of the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras bring together more than 200 of the most talented students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in an atmosphere of musical excellence. Three ensembles, the Philharmonic, the Symphonic, and the Concert Orchestras, perform four concerts each season. For full details and the latest news, visit the official TSYO website here.


Toledo Symphony School of Music

The Symphony School, also known as TSSM, is a place where families come to learn and experience the power of music through private lessons, group classes, enrichment activities, and performances. Private lessons are offered throughout the week, Monday through Saturday. Group classes are held on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Click here to learn more.


Community Music Lessons

For nearly two decades, the Toledo Symphony has facilitated meaningful relationships between young, underserved students and their teachers, professional and highly proficient musicians. This program also serves adolescents at the Lucas County Youth Treatment Center. If you, or someone you know, is interested in high quality, one-on-one instruction, at little or no cost to the family, please contact Joan Weiler at 419-418-0037 or


Private Lessons

Members of the Toledo Symphony and other local musicians are available to share their passion of music to educate students and give private lessons. Contact Rachel Zeithamel by phone, 419-418-0022, or email, to learn more.  


Pro-Am Concert

This concert brings together adult, amateur musicians in our community and the musicians of the Toledo Symphony, to perform on the Peristyle stage. Stay tuned for information regarding the next Pro-Am opportunity.


Toledo Symphony League Young Artist Competition

Competitions for young musicians provide avenues for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony League to support talented young musicians in the community. The Toledo Symphony League provides as many as three monetary awards each year in the professionally judged Young Artist Competition, and coordinates with the TSO to provide winners with the valuable opportunity to perform with the TSO at a youth or community concert. 

Email Claudia Trombla, Young Artist Competition Chairperson, with any questions at 


Side-by-Side Concerts

Side-by-Side concerts allow for connection with the students in order to develop authentic mentorship opportunities and to increase impact on individual young musicians and on the ensemble as a whole. To bring TSO musicians to your school, contact Rachel Zeithamel at 419-418-0022 or


Showcase of the Arts

Showcase for the Arts is a program initiated by, and managed and coordinated exclusively by the Toledo Symphony League. It has become an annual arts program associated with the TSO for almost 30 years and is for elementary school teachers, students, and their families. The League considers this program one of their major activities and is enthusiastic about their interaction with the Toledo schools. Check the Toledo Symphony League website for the latest information.

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra has events all year round. View our upcoming performance schedule now.

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