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 2016-2017 over 18,000 individuals participated in or attended an education event.

2016 - 2017 CSO Education Committee

Lois H. Allen
      Women's Association of the CSO
Susan Cochran
     President, CSO League
Travis Damicone
     Columbus City Schools Music Specialist
James Dowdy 
      Capital University Music Education Department (adjunct); OMEA State Past-President
Randy Frazier
     2016 Music Educator Award winner, St. Matthew School, Gahanna
J. Daniel Good, Ph. D.
     CSO Board of Trustees, Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools
Betty Hill
     2016 Music Educator Award winner, Columbus City Schools
Talvis Love
     CSO Board of Trustees, Cardinal Health
Varun Mahajan, MD DABR
     CSO Board of Trustees
Ken Matsuda
     Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Viola
Kathy Mead  
     Columbus City Schools, retired; CSO development committee liaison

Jude Mollenhauer
      Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Principal Harpist
Shannon Morgan
     Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director PNC
Matthew Parker
    2015 Music Educator Award winner, Johnnycake Corners Elementary
Lynn Roseberry
     Dean, Capital University Conservatory of Music
Jeffrey Schneider
     2015 Music Educator Award winner, community volunteer
Stephanie K. Smith
     2015 Music Educator Award winner, Teays Valley HS
Christine Willig, Chairman
      CSO Board of Trustees, President, K-12, McGraw-Hill Education
Marc Zirille
     2016 Music Educator Award winner, Johnstown-Monroe Schools
Peter Stafford Wilson
      CSO Associate Conductor & CSYO Music Director
Jeani Stahler
      Director of Education, Columbus Symphony & CAPA