Toledo Symphony School of Music Partners with Metroparks Toledo for Summer

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Toledo Symphony School of Music (TSSM) is partnering with Metroparks Toledo this summer to offer in-person music classes and enrichment activities in an open-air environment, ensuring the health and safety of its students and faculty. Classes for students of all ages and ability levels will be held outside at various Metroparks locations. 

“We are so excited to expand our class accessibly this summer by partnering with Metroparks Toledo,” says Rachel Schultz, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. “After being at home for the past few months, we hope that offering our summer classes outdoors gives parents and students the opportunity to get outside in a safe, fun, and creative learning environment. We’re looking forward to a great summer of beautiful music-making.”

“We’ll have beautiful music in beautiful places this summer,” said Matt Killam, Chief of Community Outreach and Experiences for Metroparks Toledo. “In the midst of all the cancelations, our cultural organizations are working together to provide a positive thing for our community this summer.”

July 20-Saturday 25, 2020
Middlegrounds Metropark
For students ages 10-18. Registration deadline is June 22, 2020.

July 9-August 13, 2020
Wildwood Metropark
For students ages 8 and under. Registration deadline is June 22, 2020.

July 13-July 17, 2020
Middlegrounds Metropark
For students ages 10 and up. Registration deadline is June 29, 2020.


The TSSM offers private lessons for students of all ages in violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, and piano. Enrollment for private lessons is ongoing and select times are determined based on student and teacher schedules. Virtual options are available.

“Through this transition period from online to in-person classes, the health and safety of our students and faculty continues to remain our top priority,” says Rachel. “We’re following protocols and procedures recommended by the State of Ohio in order to maintain safety measures and establish a setting for artistic expression and learning.”

Registration for the Toledo Symphony School of Music’s summer programs are available now online at For more information, call 419.418.0022 or email Rachel Schultz, Director of Education and Community Engagement at


The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is a community-supported organization of professional musicians and teachers who deliver quality performance and music education for all.

Formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music and incorporated in 1951 as the Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc., the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has grown from a core group of twenty-two part-time musicians to a regional orchestra that employs sixty-nine professional musicians who consider the Toledo Symphony their primary employer, as well as numerous extra players annually as repertoire demands.

On January 1, 2019, the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet officially merged to form the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional live music and dance performances and education for the region. This partnership promises to create new and invigorating programs, provide cost and revenue synergies in operations, and integrate the arts through shared educational missions.

The Toledo Symphony reaches more than 260,000 individuals annually through performances and education programs. The series concerts (Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Mozart in the Afternoon, and Family Series) are the critical underpinning of the orchestra’s artistic mission and regularly draw people from 135 postal zip codes. Education programs, student performances, and community concerts are held in schools, neighborhood churches, performing arts centers, and community facilities throughout the region; many are offered at no charge or provided at a reduced fee to help expand participation.

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