Education Concerts & Events

Announcing the Toledo Symphony’s Young Musician Award

The Toledo Symphony’s Young Musician Award is intended to make a significant impact on the life of a young classical musician from the area served by the Toledo Symphony (TSO). Funding for the award has been generously donated by the Stephen and Ann Stranahan family, who truly believe that a thriving arts program helps a community flourish. The recipient will receive an award up to $20,000, renewable for two additional years (up to $60,000 over three years).

For more information and eligibility guidelines, please click here.

Ready to apply? Follow instructions on the application, found here. Submit application, essay, and unedited video to

Questions should be directed to Rachel Schultz at

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Completed entries must be submitted by May 1, 2020.

Toledo Symphony Outstanding Music Educator Award

The Toledo Symphony is seeking nominations for the inaugural Toledo Symphony 2019-2020 Outstanding Music Educator Award. 

The recipient of the award will be invited to a special Music Teacher Appreciation Reception on Friday, May 15, 2020 prior to the ProMedica Masterworks program, Ring Without Words. The award will be presented at the concert by Alain Trudel, Music Director of the Toledo Symphony. The recipient’s class will receive complimentary tickets to a 2020-2021 Young People’s Concert or Masterworks concert. The recipient will also receive a complimentary ensemble presentation for the classroom or an assembly for the entire school during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Current, full-time, K-12 music educators who teach music in public and private schools in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region are eligible for the award. Teachers in other educational settings, including before and after-school programs and private studios are not eligible. Teachers must plan on teaching at the same school (district) in the 2020-2021 academic year.

For more information on eligibility guidelines, please click here.

Click here for the nomination form. 

Questions should be directed to Rachel Schultz at

Nominations are due Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Administrators, students, parents, colleagues may nominate teachers for the award.

Toledo Symphony League Young Artist Competition

The next Toledo Symphony League Young Artist Competition will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the University of Toledo.

For competition information and eligibility guidelines, please click here.

Recommended repertoire can be found here.

When you are ready to register, please click here.

To complete the form, you will need title and composer of your selected pieces, and the name of your collaborative pianist.

Hire Ensemble

Our professional musicians offer concerts designed to entertain as well as educate students of all levels. Enhance your curriculum with the magic of live music!

  • Customize the music to match your lessons

  • Each ensemble provides two concerts, each lasting 40 minutes

  • Only $250

Contact Kelly Hill Kretzer at 419.418.0014 or email to schedule your ensemble.

Young People's Concerts

The Toledo Symphony invites all students, parents, and teachers to experience music and learning at the beautiful Greek-inspired Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.  These captivating 40-minute educational programs bring to life orchestral music of the highest quality—an experience you will not soon forget!  Step outside the walls of your classroom and open your students’ eyes and ears to a world of beauty that only live music can offer. 

The 2019-2020 Young People’s Concerts will be held on November  7, 2019 and February 20, 2020. 

2019-2020 Young People's Concerts

Toledo Public Schools 4th Grade Concert

The Fourth Grade Concerts are a substantial way in which the TSO partners with the Toledo Public Schools system, placing TSO in the opportune position of having a regular role in the curriculum of all children in Toledo Public Schools. These concerts introduce children to the instruments and music of the orchestra, as a means to excite and inspire fourth graders to take up an instrument in fifth grade.·  

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