Musicians in the Schools

The QCSO maintains a deep connection with local school districts through school presentations and performances featuring QCSO musicians and guests soloist. For more than 50 years, professional musicians have been inspiring thousands through instrument demonstrations, ensemble sectionals, masterclasses, and solo and chamber ensemble performances.

In-School Activities Include:

•   Individual Musician Presentations – intended for single classrooms, these presentations are designed to demonstrate the musician’s instrument and share insights on what it’s like to be a professional musician.

•   Chamber Ensemble Performances – intended for full school assemblies, QCSO Chamber Ensemble performances are designed to highlight a diverse set of composers and compositions. QCSO Chamber Ensemble Performances also illustrate the power of collaboration and teamwork.  QCSO Chamber ensembles include String Quartet/Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, and Percussion Ensemble.

•   Ensemble Sectionals – these presentations are designed to help individual instrument sections or instrument families improve their skills on repertoire that is currently being studied in school music ensembles.

Musicians in the Schools


Bettendof High School
Butterworth + Roosevelt Elementary
Central DeWitt High School
Clinton Middle School
CR Hanna Elementary
Davenport Central High School
Davenport North High School
Delwood Elementary
Edison Junior High
Eugene Field Elementary
Frances Willard Elementary School
Garfield Elementary School
Geneseo Middle School
Glenview Middle School
Hampton School District
Harrison Elementary School
Jane Addams Elementary School
Logan Elementary School
Moline Elementary Orchestras
Moline High School
Muscatine High School
North Scott High School
North Scott Junior High
Northeast Junior High
Pleasant Valley High School
Pleasant Valley Junior High
Quad City Montessori School
Rock Island High School
ROWVA School District
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
United Township High School
Walcott Intermediate School
Williams Intermediate School

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