Bringing our music to the schools


Discover Music is an educational outreach program where Reno Phil musicians travel to Washoe County and regional elementary schools to perform assemblies tailored to the ages and specifications of each school. These are designed to give students a close-up look at symphonic music through performances, demos and fun participatory activities.

The Reno Phil offers Discover Music performances to elementary schools (DK-5) and home-school groups at no cost to the school. Sign ups are open on our website, and assemblies can be scheduled as far in advance as works for your school. Performances may also be available for middle schools, high schools, and senior communities, or as educational components of community events.

Click here to request a discover music assembly

2019-2020 Discover Music Ensembles

  • Brass Quintet -these players bring a playful side to exploring how the instruments of the brass family produce sound.
  • String Quartet -the string quartet excels in engaging students in exploring the composers behind the music with tie-ins to history and geography.
  • Violin Duo -how can the same instrument be used in a formal symphony orchestra AND an Irish dance band?! What does math or language have to do with music?! Find out with this dynamic duo.
  • Darabello -Joseph Tatum displays the capabilities of the cello as a versatile instrument, which will be showcased in an improvisation demonstration, as well as a loop pedal demonstration.. His original music and playing style is influenced by funk, folk, and jazz.


Feedback from participating groups is vital to the ongoing assessment of our education programs. If one of our groups comes to visit you, please fill out a Discover Music evaluation form afterwards here.