Students @ Symphony

The QCSO invites school music groups to attend Masterworks performances free of charge. Family members are also invited to attend for $5 per ticket. All schools who register will be offered an opportunity for a QCSO musician to visit your classroom and will receive a special Student Program Book (see example) with content by Rock Island Music Educator, Kimberly Gardner. Digital and in person concert opportunities available.

Students @ Symphony

Frequently Asked Questions | In Person Concerts


How many students and adults can I bring to the concert?
As many as you’d like! If you want bring your entire ensemble or music program or just a section of students, all are welcome.

How many buses can I bring? There is not a limit to number of buses, however, we need a two week notice to secure ample bus parking.

Does the group sit together in the concert hall? Yes, we seat most groups in the second balcony of the Adler Theatre unless there is a student who requires wheelchair accessibility.

How long is the concert (with intermission)? Most QCSO Masterworks concerts are two hours with intermission – give or take 15 minutes.

How do we receive tickets? The QCSO Box Office will email all student and adult tickets to the contact teacher one week before the concert. The QCSO will invoice the school for the $5 accompanying adult tickets the week of the concert (student and teacher tickets are free).


Contact Chelsea Sammons, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at csammons@qcso.org for more information.

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