Young People's Concerts
sheena mccall YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS for 2018: Save the Dates
- Imaginative programming created for students in third through fifth grades
- Presented for over 10,000 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
- 2018 theme coming soon!
- Audience participation: coming soon!
- Highlights: coming soon!
- Teacher's Guide and CD of excerpts provided by the KSO for advance student preparation
Two venues to see this show:
Advance Reservations will be accepted beginning August 1, 2018.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium -
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (This concert is recommended for home school students)
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are $6.25 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students. Groups of less than 50, please confirm your numbers as payment is due when the reservation is made. The KSO has a no refund policy for these tickets.
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 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. Please note that the Greeneville Young People's Concerts are available only to students who attend public schools in the following seventeen school districts: Bristol, Elizabethton, Greeneville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Carter County, Cocke County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Hawkins County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Sevier County, Sullivan County, Unicoi County, and Washington County.
STUDENT TICKET SUBSIDY funding
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. Please note that there is a new Online Grants System and you must register before you can submit a grant (A registration may take between 1-7 days to be approved. Please register prior to any grant opening or deadline to avoid missing a potential funding opportunity). For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grants System.
- Schools can request up to $3,000
- Allocated by county and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
- By July 31 - register in the new Online Grants System
- Prior to August 9 - make a reservation with the KSO and receive a confirmation number by email first (this confirmation number will be noted on your grant application)
- Applications must be received 30 days prior to concert date (Funds for Knox County are usually depleted within a few days. It is recommended that you apply on August 9.)
- Payments made directly to schools from the TN Arts Commission
Please note that the eGrant application for Student Ticket Subsidy opens August 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
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
Sign up for the Meet the Musicians Program - coming August 1, 2018!
- Teacher's Guide - Flip Chart available for ActivBoard users on Knox County School's exchange page or by request.
- Knox County Risk Assessment Form
- Complete Vocabulary and Glossary
- Classics for Kids
Hear Classics for Kids on WUOT 91.9 FM on Saturdays at 7:53 AM and Mondays at 3:00 PM
- Meet The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
- A Brief History of the KSO
- Sheena McCall
- Niswonger Foundation
- Knoxville Symphony League
- Tennessee Arts Commission
- City of Knoxville
- Knox County
- Rotary Club of Knoxville
- Akima Club
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
- Knox County Schools
- Knox County Schools' Board of Education
- Andy Adzima, Inskip Elementary, Education Advisory Council
- Erin Archer, Tate's School, 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
- Tracy Ward, Sequoyah Elementary, Education Advisory Council