Education & Community

Education Mission


To inspire, enrich and educate diverse listeners of all ages with concerts, mentorships, and other high-quality music programs — all free!

Annually, the GSO offers more than 100 free events that serve 25,000 people in the South Carolina Upstate. Our programs are designed for every age and listener. We are passionate about supporting and promoting our local music teachers, the Palmetto Basics, and our community arts partners like the SC Children’s Theatre, Greenville County Youth Orchestra, and the Carolina Youth Symphony.

  • Our programs include performances and concert series:
    • Once Upon an Orchestra
    • Lollipops
    • The Annual Children’s Concert
    • Music Mentors
    • Student Ambassadors
  • Student-Teacher Ticket program for Masterworks and Chamber Concerts. $10 Teacher and GCS Staff Tickets and $5 Student Tickets are available to purchase day of the performance for Masterworks and Chamber concerts.
    *Subject to availability. Not eligible for Night of Pops, Harry Potter, Nutcracker, or Holiday at Peace. Box Office opens 1 and a half hour before concert start. Please show Id. 
  • Questions? Email Education and Community Programs Manager David Kiser

The GSO’s Education and Community Engagement initiatives inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. We are Greenville’s Orchestra and we are your orchestra.