Public Education Programs

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At Strathmore, we believe the arts do more than entertain—they inspire, ignite, and illuminate our lives. Dive into education opportunities here!

Education Programs for Children & Teens

Learning about the arts is energizing, revealing, challenging, and downright fun! In addition to our student ensemble opportunities (Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and Strathmore Children's Chorus) kids can join us for interactive, hands-on, and informative education programs including Saturday Family Jam Sessions, MCYO Summer Strings, and more.

Learn about our programs for students through Montgomery County Schools and other community groups on our Bloom pages.

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Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) of Strathmore strives to create a seamless connection between the artistic and the educational experience. MCYO is highly regarded regionally and nationally as one of the country’s most outstanding youth orchestra programs

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Strathmore Children's Chorus

Founded by Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher G. Guerra and led by Artistic Director Michael Wu, five performing ensembles promote self-expression in singers, celebrate the diverse musical traditions of our residents, and engage talented youth in joy-filled and uplifting music-making.


Education Programs for Adults

From pre-concert lectures and artist workshops to specialized programs like Arts & the Brain and our renowned summer Ukefest, Strathmore offers opportunities for our audiences to get closer and experience the arts from every conceivable angle. 

Read about our Windows Series, which brings together performance, education, and community!

Browse our calendar for education programs throughout the year.

Ukefest Participant


It’s not too early to plan a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return with extraordinary instructors for five days dedicated to this small-but-mighty music maker. 

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Windows Series

The artists highlighted in our Windows series take us on a journey through distinctive places and stories, giving us a glimpse into worlds we might not typically encounter.

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