Community Orchestra

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Community Orchestra Founded in 1998 at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, the Community Orchestra is now a part of the Education & Community Outreach arm of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra (ASOCO) provides a once-a-week musical experience in a positive and nurturing environment for amateur musicians. All experience levels are…

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Violin in your school

ASO String Academy – Introductory Violin in Your School ASO String Academy The mission of the ASO String Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education with a focus on violin and cello, based on methods and philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Mimi Zweig, and Paul Rolland. This is…

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Book a quartet demonstration

Quartet Demos Fun, educational, and interactive 30 min programs for students in K-5th grade. Price: $90 each or 3 for $200-75 person limit Not available on Mondays Per diem and mileage fees apply for visits outside of Pulaski County Meet the String Family – with the Quapaw Quartet Learn about the instruments in the string…

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For Educators

For Educators Book a Quartet Demonstration The Quapaw and Rockefeller String Quartets perform 30-minute demonstration concerts in public and private school settings. Learn More Children’s Concert Experience the beauty of the full Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert! Complete with teacher guides and student journals. Learn More Orchestra and You Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Symphony Guild,…

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Find a Teacher

Find a Teacher The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra can make it easier to find a teacher for students of all ages. Listed alphabetically are ASO teaching artists who have requested to be listed on the ASO’s website. This is not a complete list of those ASO musicians who teach, and the ASO does not recommend one…

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Stella Boyle Smith Young Artist Competition

Stella Boyle Smith Young Artist Competition The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild annually presents the Stella Boyle Smith Trust Young Artist Competition, a statewide talent competition for young musicians between the ages of 12 and 18, performing music on piano, strings, woodwinds and brass. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild awards the following cash prizes: $1000 Grand…

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Orchestra and You

Best for 1st – 3rd grade Available in Pulaski County Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Symphony Guild, this FREE award-winning program introduces children to all of the instruments in a symphony orchestra. Guild members organize students into an orchestra using plastic instruments, and one lucky student will lead their peers as the conductor! This program also…

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Summer Strings Camp

ASO Summer Strings is a summer program for string students of all ages and ability levels. Participants will receive daily instruction from a world-class faculty that includes ASYO directors, String academy teachers and members of the ASO. The program is two weeks long at the end of June. Students will be placed in one of…

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Children’s Concert

Children’s Concerts Experience the beauty of the full Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert! Bring your students to hear ASO present: Symphony Safari at the Robinson Center, Little Rock on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:00 am. This program is best for students in 3rd-8th grade. Tickets are $5 per person. The program includes: Raider’s March…

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Quartet Demos

Learning Through Music! In-School String Quartet Demos Each demo is tied to a curriculum. Demos are not available on Mondays. Per diem and mileage fees apply for visits outside Pulaski County. 30 Minute duration. Student/Teacher Supplements for In-School Quartet Demos: Meet the String Family Supplements Find Your Musical Roots Supplements Grab Your Passport Supplements Math…

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