Educational Programs

Music education is a key component in securing the future of our orchestra and our community. The value that music education provides to the growth and vibrancy of our community is essential to our collective future. At the QCSO we offer many programs that support this vision “in-house”, in classrooms, and across the community making them accessible for students and individuals throughout the Quad Cities.


Youth Ensembles

 The QCSYE consists of four performance groups
for students in grades three through twelve.



School Programs

QCSO programs developed in collaboration with Quad City schools, provide great opportunities for students to interact with professional musicians.

More Information

Find out how your student or class can participate in any of the above education programs, please email Chelsea Sammons, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at

Sponsored by

John Deere Foundation, the Rock Island Community Foundation, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, Moline Foundation, the Amy Halpenstell Foundation Fund, and the Margaret Skinner Foundation Fund. Additional support provided by Quad City Bank & Trust.

Funding for the QCSO website provided by the Scott County Regional Authority