Building the future and the community through meaningful music experiences.

Professional Development and Teacher Programs

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to provide a variety of opportunities for educators. No matter what subject you teach, the ASO’s Teacher Programs have a place for you. Join us for one of our exciting just-for-teachers events.


Up Close & Personal with the ASO
featuring Music Director Robert Spano


Music educators are invited to join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a special workshop in which participants sit on stage alongside ASO musicians and observe ASO Music Director Robert Spano lead a full rehearsal. Following the rehearsal, Robert Spano will join the group for a discussion session to share insights and answer questions about his approach to the music. This session is free of charge for any music educator.

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Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference


Educators can earn up to two PLU credits at the Woodruff Arts Center’s annual Educator Conference. All four of the Woodruff Arts Center’s arts partners – the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre, and Young Audiences – will present energizing speakers from across the Woodruff Arts Center and Metro Atlanta education scene, two hour sessions focusing on arts-intensive 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Learning, STEAM, and Literacy/Social Studies, and offer opportunities to preview and experience the world-class art featured and produced at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Save the date for the 2015 conference: June 2-4, 2015! Registration will be available in January, 2015.


Teacher Appreciation Program


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Teacher Appreciation Program is our way of thanking music teachers for their contributions to music education in Georgia. Members of the program receive special discounts at the Symphony Store, discount and free tickets offers, and invitations to teachers-only events, including the annual ASO Music Teacher Appreciation Night. The Teacher Appreciation Program is free to join and any music educator is invited to join.

Sign up here!