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Middle/High School Age

BARNETT & COMPANY MASTERWORKS Concerts: Children under the age of 18 can attend FREE with a paid adult ticket. There is a maximum of two free children tickets for each paid adult ticket. POPS and CHAMBER Concerts: Student tickets are available for $15. Purchase tickets online or by calling 423.267.8583.

Ensembles in Schools
October through May

For Middle and High School students, CSO String Quintet and Wind Quintet visits serve to further engage students in their musical study. Whether it’s a performance which covers the instruments and well-known composers for a general music class or a visit to a band or orchestra ensemble to cover rehearsal techniques, practice habits, and working as an ensemble, the quintets enhance student learning and musicianship.

By reservation only. To request a visit, please fill out the CSO Ensembles-in-Schools Request Form.

For additional information, contact Amy Morgan at


Ensembles in Schools sponsored by


with additional support from

The Tucker Foundation

Click to see 2016/17 Ensembles in Schools Report

Open rehearsal logoOpen Rehearsals

See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert. Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal.

10.22.19 • 8:00pm • Tivoli Theatre
CSO will be rehearsing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major

1.21.20 • 8:00pm • Tivoli Theatre
CSO will be rehearsing Brahms’ Violin Concerto

3.3.20 • 8:00pm • Tivoli Theatre
CSO will be rehearsing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2

4.28.20 • 8:00pm • Tivoli Theatre
CSO will be rehearsing Mussorgsky & Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Attendees may stay until the break (typically around 9pm).  Topics and musicians subject to change. Limited to 25.

Composer Jennifer Higdon and Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak at a CCA Workshop

Composer Jennifer Higdon and Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak at a CCA Workshop


There may be opportunities for audience members and students to participate in masterclasses and other events with select CSO guest artists throughout the season. Please check this page for more information and dates.

For more information, contact Amy Morgan at or at 423.267.8583 x 2100.

CSO Youth Orchestra

2015 CSO Youth Orchestras-43The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras were founded in 1949 to give students the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra. The CSO Youth Orchestras are composed of four ensembles:

    • Symphony Orchestra, Gary Wilkes, Director
    • Philharmonic Orchestra, Sandy Morris, Director
    • Prelude & Etude String Orchestra Floy Wang, Director

The CSOYO is open to students up to the age of 19. Students under the age of 12 may audition with a recommendation from their private lesson teacher.

For more information email or call 423.267.9011.

CSO Youth Orchestras site