Education ProgramsThe Las Vegas Philharmonic is committed to providing the finest possible programs to enrich and inspire school-age children. We strongly feel that music is essential to the proper growth and well-being of all children, a belief that is increasingly supported by modern research.
Youth Concert SeriesMoving into its fourteenth year, the Las Vegas Philharmonic Youth Concert Series is an effort to bring as many fourth and fifth grade students as possible to the concert hall to experience a full symphony orchestra in a concert setting. Programs specifically designed for children of this age group have been developed by the music director and conductor. The overall purposes of the Youth Concert Series are:
- Energize the students in attendance, to encourage them to further pursue musical studies.
- Educate the students about orchestral music and musicians.
- Highlight careers in the entertainment field.
- Engage at-risk youth in schools so designated, in an uplifting program of music and dialogue targeted at their tastes.
In addition, opportunities for older students to perform solo literature with the orchestra are provided through the LV Philharmonic Young Artists' Concerto Competition. This annual competition in November allows for the selection of a number of talented students to perform with the orchestra during the Youth Concert Series.