Community & Education

At Strathmore, we believe the arts do more than entertain—they inspire, build connections, and help communities thrive. Though we are best known for presenting world class arts programming, Strathmore is also fiercely committed to supporting emerging artists and providing access to arts programming for every member of our community. Through the programs and initiatives below, we nurture, support, and celebrate the arts right here where we live. 

Strathmore Step Showcase

The Arts are for Everyone

Bloom by Strathmore

Bloom captures the essence of Strathmore’s role in the community—helping the arts to thrive and making sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience them.

Learn about our Bloom initiative
Ceylon Mitchell Strathmore AIR

Nurturing Artists

Artist in Residence Program

For nearly 2 decades, the Artist in Residence Program (AIR) has proudly supported the budding careers of brilliant local musicians through mentorship, training, and a distinctive curriculum of performance and education.

Learn about the AIR program
MCYO Ensemble On Stage

Youth Ensembles

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

Founded in 1946, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) is highly regarded as one of the country’s most outstanding youth orchestra programs.

Learn about MCYO
Strathmore Childrens Chorus On Stage Performing

Youth Ensembles

Strathmore Children's Chorus

Strathmore Children’s Chorus (SCC) provides a joyous choral experience for students ages 7–18 and explores diverse musical cultures and traditions.

Learn about SCC
Pre Concert Lecture

Get Closer

Public Education Programs

Strathmore regularly creates opportunities for audiences to learn more and experience the arts from multiple perspectives. Workshops, preconcert lectures, and other public programs are available throughout the year. Join us!

Learn About Public Education Programs
Bloom Flower Strathmore

Together, we go further


From our remarkable resident partners to those who support our work in schools, we do more together. Working with other great organizations helps us create impact far beyond the sum of solitary efforts and allows us to better pursue our mission to grow and sustain a vibrant arts community that welcomes everyone.

Our Partners


Your generosity brings distinctive programming and renowned artists to Strathmore’s stages and galleries and ensures that everyone in our community can experience the joy and wonder of the arts.

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Youssou Ndour Performs At Strathmore 413X330