E. Lee Ronnel Music Academy

The E. Lee Ronnel Music Academy expands the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s capacity to reach and serve Arkansas children and adults through programming that includes the ASO Youth Ensembles, the ASO String Academy, Summer Strings Camp, ASO Community Orchestra, the annual Children’s Concert and other programs.

ASO Music education programs are designed to develop confidence, creative thinking and a strong work ethic that will enhance students' musical endeavors and life skills. The E. Lee Ronnel Music Academy also supports the development of future music engagement programs in the Stella Boyle Smith Music Center such as adult music classes, bucket band, children’s choir and more.

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Youth Programs

Learn about ASO's extensive youth programs, including three youth orchestas, Summer Strings Camp, and more.

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Children's Concert

Experience the beauty of the full Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert! Complete with teacher guides and student journals.

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Stella Boyle Smith 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.

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Find a Teacher

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra can make it easier to find a teacher for students of all ages.

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For Educators

Download supplements and other materials to augment quartet demonstrations, Children's Concerts, and other programs.

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Community Orchestra

All experience levels are welcome and no auditions are required!