For Students & Schools

Programming, ensembles, competitions, and events for K-12 and higher education students.

Young People’s Concerts

In partnership with the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute

For the past several years, the ECSO has presented Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) at the Garde Arts Center. These concerts are sponsored in large part by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut. The audience consists of third, fourth, and fifth-graders from many communities in New London County who receive specialized curriculum in advance of the concert to prepare them to enjoy the experience. For our 2022-23 YPCs, we hosted more than 1000 students and teachers partnering with Carnegie Hall to present “Link Up”, an interactive format that teaches music education through recorder training, movement, and singing, which culminates in a performance that places the participants in a central role with the orchestra. If your school would like to be included in this program, please contact us at [email protected]

About Link Up

Music in the Schools

Each year, the ECSO reaches over 6,000 students in New London County. Approximately 25 Music in the Schools programs are presented our musicians in concert demonstrations in elementary and middle schools throughout Connecticut. If your school would like to be included in this program, please contact us.

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Annual Instrumental Competition

The Annual ECSO Instrumental Competition provides a wonderful opportunity for instrumentalists through the age of 25 to win cash prizes as well as appear with the orchestra in a subscription concert.

This season’s competition was on March 9, 2024 and our winner was pianist, Adam Adov.

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