2017/18 In-School Programs

A Colorado Symphony small ensemble will visit your school to present a program of music integrated with language arts, math or science. Choose from the options below, including available program combinations that can serve all grades.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Music, Language Arts, Math, Science, History
COST $400-$600 for two back-to-back performances
NOTES Financial Assistance is available. Not all programs can be combined.

ONCE UPON A TIME (Grades PreK – 5)

These storytelling programs introduce students to classical music, instruments or the orchestra, and support language arts instruction. See below for program combinations that can serve all grades.

Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2

-  Aesop Times Two: The Tortoise and the Hare & The Boy Who Cried Wolf 
-  The Steadfast Tin Soldier 
-  Audrey and the Amazing Violin 

Recommended for Grade 3 – Grade 5

-  Tungi and the Giant (African Folktale) 
-  Paul Bunyan (A Tall Tale with Music) 

MUSIC OF LIFE (Grades 3 – 5)

An imaginative integrated arts program highlighting the relationships between music and life sciences. Eco-systems and metamorphosis are combined with music concepts of theme and variations, and melodic development. This program combines will with Once Upon a Time: Aesop Times Two for Grades Pre K-2.

MATHNOTES (Grades 3 – 5)

An innovative and popular integrated arts program highlighting the relationships between music and mathematics. Teachers receive preparation materials prior to the performance. This program combines will with Once Upon a Time: A Steadfast Tin Solider for Grades Pre K-2.

SUPERMUSIC! (Grades 6 – 12)

In this engaging program, students learn how composers effectively use leitmotif, themes, textures and rhythms to support film and television narratives. This program features music of such great film composers as John Williams, Klaus Badelt, Howard Shore, and Danny Elfman.


This thought-provoking program explores the development of classical music through a historical timeline and can incorporate multimedia elements highlighting art and architecture that help define each major historical period.

If you have any questions, please contact Shari Myers, Education Coordinator, at smyers@coloradosymphony.org or 303.534.0755 for information on all of these programs and more. 

  • Please select the IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM from the dropdown:

    Please list three ideal dates and times for us to visit your school. Mondays and Tuesdays are more likely to be available compared to the rest of the week. Each performance is 45 minutes long and you can have a break between performances up to 30 minutes. Musicians will be there 30 to 45 minutes before to set up. 

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  • The programs are two performances back to back. You may pick two of the same title or the following combinations: 

    MathNotes + The Steadfast Tin Soldier
    Music of Life + Aesop Times Two

    Other combinations are available for an additional fee. Not all programs can be combined.

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