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Made possible in part by the Penny and Harold Blumenstein Future Audiences Fund

Whether you are a student or teacher, we have something for you!

For more than 80 years, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced children across Southeast Michigan to classical music. Each concert within the series has been thematically designed with accompanying teacher resource tools available for those who purchase tickets for performances or register to watch webcasts.

All ECS concerts take place in historic Orchestra Hall. Tickets are just $6 each for students, teachers, and chaperones!

Save the Date 2018-2019:

November 28, 2018: 10:30 & 11:45 AM
February 27, 2019: 10:30 & 11:45 AM
February 28, 2019: 10:30 AM
May 15, 2019: 10:30 & 11:45 AM





For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact ecs@dso.org.

Educational Concert Series Webcasts

The 2017-2018 season celebrates the 4th season of our groundbreaking worldwide webcast Live From Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition; enabling children everywhere to share a DSO concert experience with students in Metro Detroit. These performances are FREE and open to students worldwide!

For more on DSOLive Classroom Edition, or for more educational resources, visit dso.org/classroom.

To stay updated on the latest information regarding DSO Education programs, please sign up for our DSO Education email list.

The Berman Teacher of the Year Award

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is excited to recognize and encourage teacher excellence and creativity in serving Detroit students through the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Classroom Edition program.

Award Recognition and Prizes

• $500 cash award 2 teachers (1 classroom teacher and 1 music teacher) to support the inclusion of music curriculum in their school e.g. to purchase instruments or equipment to enhance the webcast viewing.
• 4 DSO musician visits to their class or school in the following school year.
• Invitation to appear on a future Classroom Edition webcast.
• Free tickets for a class to see a DSO Educational Concert at Orchestra Hall plus transportation.
• Classroom highlight in Classroom Edition promotional materials including DSO publications, Classroom Edition Resource Guide, and website.

Nominating Criteria and Process

• Open to any Detroit teacher for any subject or age group.
• Must have students watch webcast and use resource materials in classroom.
• Nomination of any teacher by any person via online form.
• Entry must include description of how the teacher used the Classroom Edition webcast and resource materials to engage and inspire their students and describe the ways the students were impacted.
• Entry must also specify how they would use the cash award to support music in their classroom.

Selection Process

• Nominations to be evaluated by DSO Education Steering Committee, which includes DSO musicians, staff, board and community members.


Friday, February 16, 2018 - Application Deadline
Monday, March 19, 2018 – Winners announced
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Attend Educational Concert Series at Orchestra Hall



For questions, please contact Debora Kang at dkang@dso.org.


The Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation provides support to education, healthcare, social service and arts organizations in Detroit, and to organizations that support the local, national, and international Jewish community.