Education Programs

In addition to its concerts, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra nurtures an active commitment to arts education and outreach with its CONNECT program in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul public schools. Start the Music!, xplorchestra! and Ordway Family Concerts are also wonderful educational experiences.

Before most Friday and Saturday concerts, join us for Fanfare, a hosted presentation and discussion about the performance’s music.


The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra proudly supports Music Makes Us Whole, the initiative of several dozen Minnesota non-profit and for-profit organizations that believe every child deserves a rich music education. We advocate for this because of music’s intrinsic value in the human experience, and also for the whole-brain and whole-life benefits to the child as well as his or her community.