An important part of our mission is to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of classical music in young people. We regularly offer several kinds of educational programs:

  • Performances in schools that introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and to the broad range of classical music
  • Occasional master classes Classics at The Merc performers or guest artists
  • Support for local school music programs
  • Free or reduced price tickets for students at all performances
  • Coaching for school music ensembles