Events & Outreach

Tickets for Students

Discounted Masterworks Concert tickets are available for area music students. For more information, please contact Kirsten McGlynn, Patron Services Coordinator.

Symphony Kids Library Concerts

In collaboration with the Missoula Public Library, Music Director Julia Tai presents FREE Mini-Concerts in the Imaginarium. Created with pre-school and elementary-aged audiences in mind, the series features Symphony musicians and instrument demonstrations! The 2023-2024 Symphony Kids @Missoula Public Library concert series is sponsored by ALPS and the MDU Resources Foundation.

2023-2024 Symphony Kids @MPL Concert Series
4:30-5:30pm, Missoula Public Library Imaginarium
Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Flute & Harp Duo
Wednesday, November 1, 2023: Cello Quartet
Wednesday, February 28, 2024: Woodwinds
Wednesday, April 17, 2024: Brass

In June 2023, we launched the Branch Library Concerts series, which brings Symphony Kids Mini-Concerts to Missoula County's rural communities. In the 2023 Summer Series, sponsored by Blackfoot Communications, a string quartet presented concerts in Frenchtown, Potomac, Swan Valley, and Seeley Lake.

Student Night @Dress Rehearsal

Students and families are invited to join us for the dress rehearsal preceding each Masterworks Concert.  While following along with educational materials, they can watch the Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale rehearse in final preparation for the concert weekend. This event is FREE for students and their families.

At the start of the rehearsal, Music Director Julia Tai introduces herself and speaks with the students about the purpose and function of a dress rehearsal so that students know what to expect.  Later, during the mid-rehearsal break, Ms. Tai greets students personally and answers questions. The 2023-2024 Student Night @Dress Rehearsal series is sponsored by the Bill and Rosemary Gallagher Foundation.

2023-2024 Student Night @Dress Rehearsal Series
7:00-10:00pm, UM Dennison Theatre
Friday, September 22, 2023: Struggle and Triumph
Thursday, November 2, 2023: Symphonic Variations
Friday, March 1, 2024: In Nature's Realm
Friday, April 19, 2024: Moving Toward the Light

Symphony in the Schools

Symphony musicians visit Missoula-area high schools to perform and coach music students within their orchestra and band classes. In 2023, this outreach is sponsored by the Max and Betty Swanson Foundation. and the Missoula County Rural Impact Grant Program.


The Symphony collaborates with Missoula County Public Schools to strengthen our educational outreach in K-12 schools. Music Director Julia Tai has worked with the Missoula Youth Symphony during their rehearsals, and members of MYS have performed alongside the Symphony in Masterworks concerts.

Additionally, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra proudly collaborates with other non-profit and arts organizations in our community, including the Montana Natural History Center, Missoula Public Library, Five Valley’s Land Trust, the University of Montana, and local theatre director, Rosie Seitz-Ayers.

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