The goal of the Columbus Symphony's education and outreach programs is  "to educate and entertain people of all ages, to foster talent and create future audiences and to nurture intellectual development and spark creativity."

We invite you to participate in the numerous programs and opportunities we offer throughout the year for classrooms, for young musicians, families, and communities. 

In 2013-2014, nearly 17,000 individuals participated in or attended an education event.

2013 - 2014 CSO Education Committee

Lois H. Allen
      Women's Association of the CSO
Richard L. Blatti 
      Professor and Director The School of Music, The Ohio State University 
Shareena Casey
      Reach Out and Read Music Volunteer Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Johanna DeStefano
      CSO Board Member
James Dowdy
      Retired Music Teacher, Worthington City Schools; 2001 CSO Secondary Music Educator Award Winner
Bethany Gray
      Quick Square Consulting, LLC; B.A. Education, M.A. History
Ken Matsuda
      Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Viola
Kathy Mead
      Columbus City Schools
Jude Mollenhauer
      Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Principal Harpist
Carol Welk 
      Retired Music Teacher, Columbus City Schools; 1997 CSO Elementary Music Educator Award Winner
Christine Willig, Chairman
      SVP, STEM Division, McGraw-Hill Companies
Peter Stafford Wilson
      CSO Associate Conductor & CSYO Music Director
Jeani Stahler
      Director of Education, Columbus Symphony & CAPA