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Third-grade Violin Program

This Symphony School outreach program allows third-grade (occasionally second or first) classes to participate in 10, 50-minute violin lessons. Symphony School teachers work with each third-grade classroom (about 18-22 students) within a school. By lesson four, students are playing on real violins during the class. By the end of this program, students have learned to handle a violin carefully, position the violin, bow and their body, and properly play.

Instructors, materials, and violins are all provided by the HSO.
Currently, Limestone County, Athens City, Scottsboro City, and Hartselle City school systems contract with the Symphony School to provide this program to students within the academic day. We also offer this program in a few private schools (by contract) and in most Huntsville City Schools. This program promotes learning with not only music but in the general classroom.

Class dates and times are scheduled with each system or school. Availability is limited.

Let Us Know You’re Interested

For further information about acquiring any of these programs for your school, or homeschool group, please contact the Symphony School Director at 256-539-4818 or sharon@hso.org

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Young People’s Concerts

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild, presents the annual Young People’s Concerts to area fourth-graders. These fun and unique performances allow students to experience a true symphony concert programmed just for them at no cost.

Private/Semi-private Lessons

Get one-on-one music lessons with one of our highly experienced and talented HSO instructors. Semi-Private lessons are available in groups of 2-7 students.

Let Us Know You're Interested

For further information about private/semi-private lessons, please contact the Symphony School Director at 256-539-4818 or sharon@hso.org.

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Young Artists Auditions

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Young Artists Auditions provide an opportunity to perform in a public forum and give recognition to dedicated young musicians for their talent and accomplishments.