The Canton Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing supplemental music education to Stark county and beyond. Whether you are 3 or 103, the Canton Symphony Orchestra wants you to learn more about music and how to bring it into your life. Check out our programs below and see how you can get involved today!


Young People's Concert

Grades: 3-5
Dates: October 12 & 13, 2022
Times: 9:45 & 11am each day
Location: Zimmermann Symphony Center – Umstattd Hall
Focus: Music & Visual Art

Join the Canton Symphony Orchestra in a journey through Mussorgsky’s classic: Pictures at an Exhibition. How did Mussorgsky compose a piece influenced by visual art and how might we create our own art influenced by this music? Learn about the orchestra through this colorful classic and see art come to life on the stage!


Grades: PreK-1
Location: Zimmermann Symphony Center – Foundation Hall

Enjoy three trio concerts that will introduce students to the different families of the orchestra!

January 14, 2023 – 10 & 11am
February 11, 2023 – 10 & 11am
March 11, 2023 – 10 & 11am

Discover the Pipe Organ!

Grades: 6-8
Dates: March 15 & 16, 2023
Time: 10am
Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, Downtown Canton

Local organist, Heather Cooper, will take students behind the scenes of the pipe organ, giving them a special glimpse into one of the most unique instruments. Students will learn how a pipe organ functions, its unique construction, and hear the full and enormous range of the instrument. 

Kinder Concert

Grades: PreK-1
Dates: April 19 & 20, 2023
Times: 9:45 and 10:45am each day
Focus: Music & Science
Location: Cultural Center – Downtown Canton

Canton Symphony Orchestra and Stark Parks come together for a wild expedition into the sounds of the orchestra. How are the animals of Ohio and the orchestra connected? Tune in to this exciting concert to learn more about the orchestra and the animals in our own backyard. 


Backyard Explorations

Grade: 2
Location: Online
Focus: Science, Art, and Music

In this collaboration between the Canton Museum of Art and The Wilderness Center, students will discover six pieces of art, the nature they embody and how music can bring them to life. This online experience will host multiple learning activities for science, art and music!

Saturday Strings Program

The Lighthouse Ministries Saturday Strings program is a free strings training program provided to students in the Lighthouse Ministries after-school program in Southeast Canton. The mission of this program is to provide free, high quality lessons and instruments to students, making musical learning a more accessible and equitable experience.


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Canton, Ohio  44708

Box Office: 330-452-2094
Administration: 330-452-3434
Fax: 330-452-4429

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