All of our learning resources, including our extensive library of NSO arrangements, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom activities, are available for free! Resources are matched to NL Department of Education Music Curriculum outcomes.


The Education and Outreach program is a diverse, comprehensive program which brings NSO musicians into schools as well as bringing schools and community groups to concerts and other activities with the NSO. For more information on these programs email Jennifer Brennan using the form below.


School Visits – NSO musicians and our conductor visit schools to introduce students to the world of classical music.

CDLI Distance Education Sessions – Working with Memorial University, NSO musicians offer digital learning sessions using distance learning technology.

Play-In/Sing-In – The Play-in-Sing-In (jam session) involves over 500 students who come together to play and sing a chosen selection with members of the NSO based on rep from the current season (This year’s sessions will be on February 4 and 5, 2020 with registration on Monday December 9, 2019).

Prelude Concerts – Schools, community groups and individuals have the opportunity to perform at Prelude shows prior to NSO concerts.

School Group Rates – School groups and community music programs can purchase tickets for NSO concerts at a special group discount.

Programs at The Rooms – The NSO has worked with The Rooms to design music education modules which are included as part of the Learning Programs at The Rooms and the Open Minds Program.

School Outreach Activity Inquiry

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NSO Youth Ambassadors attend NSO concerts and events, act as a focal point to meet young people during concerts, meet guest artists and NSO musicians and write a blog on their experiences.


The NSO is committed to supporting our local community and bringing our music out to a diverse range of groups and locations. For more information on these programs email Jennifer Brennan using the form below.


Sensory Friendly Concert – An NSO annual concert with a specialized atmosphere which caters to differently-abled individuals and those with neurodiversities.

Visits to Seniors Homes – The Atlantic String Quartet gives a series of short performances at seniors homes each season.

Partnership with The Gathering Place – The NSO gives back to the community by collecting service items at concerts all season long which are presented to The Gathering Place. The partnership also provides free concert tickets to clients of The Gathering Place. Click the link https://kindnesswanted.ca/ for more information.

Citizenship Ceremonies – Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir members volunteer to spend time performing O Canada and other selections at local Citizenship Ceremonies.

Access for New Canadians (CANOO) – The NSO is a partner with the The Institute for Canadian Citizenship to offer free concert tickets to new Canadians through the new CANOO app https://www.inclusion.ca/program/canoo/.

Community Outreach Activity Inquiry

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