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Programs for Teens & Young Adults


The TSO and the Toledo Symphony League offer scholarships to talented young musicians and TSO musicians, for more information, please contact the Education Department.



Competitions for young musicians provide avenues for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony League to support talented young musicians the community. The Young Artist Competition winner’s most valuable prize is the opportunity to perform with the TSO at a youth or community concert.

The 2015 Young Artist Competition will be held at the Symphony Space on May 30.  You can find information
 this site or on the Toledo Symphony League website.  Deadline for submitting an application is May 15.

For more information about the 2015 Required Repertoire, please download a copy.  You may also contact Merwin Siu, Artistic Administrator for the TSO, for questions about repertoire at 419-418-0023.

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



The TYO brings together 200 of the most talented students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in an atmosphere of musical excellence. The students, led by Dr. Kenneth Thompson from Bowling Green State University, and Assistant Conductors Wasim Hawary and Robert Mirakian, meet regularly with TSO musicians for clinics and sectionals.

To audition click here to see all requirements needed or contact the TSYO Coordinator at 419-418-0037 or email



The TSO has been providing free music lessons for 16 years, supporting underserved individual young musicians, students in select schools, and residents at the Lucas County Youth Treatment Facility. This program, although in existence for more than a decade, is the TSO’s most under-recognized, yet potentially most valuable community resource.


Music In Our Schools is meant to support music programs in schools, focusing on in-depth, sustained work with student and teachers. This program reflects the deep and sustained mentorship opportunities that the TSO longs to have with students and teachers. The TSO staff’s enthusiasm and sense of connection and commitment to this program is palpable, as the underlying principles of Music In Our Schools closely align with the core values of the organization.


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.


The Symphony School is a place where families come to learn and experience the power of music through private lessons, group classes, enrichment activities, and performances. Students as young as three work with Symphony musicians to develop their musical talents. 

For more information on the TSSM, call Rachel Zeithamel at 419-418-0022 or email today! Learn More>>

Private Lessons

Toledo Symphony and other local musicians available to share their passion of music to educate students and give private lessons CLICK HERE>>