Music Director Search |  Donate Now |  Email Signup |  Media Login |  Members Login |  Search

Young People's Concerts

sheena mccall YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS for 2015: 

  • Imaginative programming created for students in third through fifth grades
  • Presented for 12,000 students annually in two venues
  • One-hour concerts with music and stories selected for younger ears
  • Narration and exciting visual elements such as video projections, props, special lighting, costumes and peer guest artists
  • Audience participation: singing The Color of Music with the KSO
  • Highlight: Ravel's orchestral arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition
  • Teacher's Guide and CD of excerpts provided by the KSO for advance student preparation


Two venues to see this show:

Knoxville Civic Auditorium - Please call 865-521-2325 for Reservations

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 9:30 - SOLD OUT! and 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 9:30 SOLD OUT! and 10:45 a.m.

Friday, October 30, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. (100 seats remain)

Tickets are $6 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students

Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville - Sold Out! Please call 865-521-2325 for more information.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

This concert is free for students and teachers in Northeast Tennessee, thanks to the generous support of the Niswonger Foundation.



Young People’s Concerts are eligible for the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program: Student Ticket Subsidy funds artist fees, tickets and transportation costs for students from Tennessee public schools. Students will experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines and artists during field trips or with in-school teaching artists.  For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission website.

  • Schools can request up to $3,000
  • Awarded per capita and by demand on a first-come, first served basis

Please note that the eGrant application for Student Ticket Subsidy opens August 4 at 9:00 a.m. Funds for Knox County are usually depleted within a few days.

STS Information for Schools  
Knox County STS info 

Meet the musicians PROGRAM

  • For Knox County Music Educators who have reservations to attend a Young People's Concert with their students
  • Two KSO musicians visit your classroom prior to the concert
  • Introduction of the musicians' instruments and musical backgrounds
  • Short performance
  • Q & A time for your students to interact with the musicians

For more information about the Meet the Musicians program, please contact the Director of Education & Community Partnerships





  • Knox County Schools
  • Knox County Schools' Board of Education
  • Andy Adzima, Inskip Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • Sheree Beeler, Shannondale Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • Liz Britt, Webb School, Education Advisory Council
  • Sarah Cummings, Rocky Hill Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • Allison Hendrix, Northshore Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • Kristin Luttrell, Gibbs Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • LeeAnn Parker, Bearden Elementary, Education Advisory Council
  • Mary Beth Townsend, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Education Advisory Council
  • Tracy Ward, Sequoyah Elementary, Education Advisory Council 


Resources to download