Our Education programs empower all listeners and creators to make their own connections to orchestral music. From games that introduce preschoolers to musical basics to activities that inspire elementary, middle, and high school students to compose, our resources support learning at home, at school, and even on the go.


25 Years of the Very Young Composers
Join program founder Jon Deak as he reflects on his own journey as an NY Phil musician-composer, the inception of the VYC program, and its growth into an international phenomenon.

Video Library

Explore content ranging from glimpses into New York Philharmonic members’ instrument cases to on-demand virtual educational concerts.

What’s in My Case?

Get a first-hand look at the gear used by professional musicians — plus practice tips and advice from the pros.

From Our Teaching Artists

Find inspiration and get creative prompts to spur musical composition — perfect for children with or without musical training.

Listen Up! Very Young Composers

Check out what our Very Young Composers have to say about their hopes, dream, and crucial global issues, all through original composition!

Very Young People’s Concerts @ Home

Silly songs and fun activities with Philharmonic musicians get your body moving and your creativity flowing!

From Our Community

Celebrate the richness of our community as we showcase its talents through collaboration.

Resources & Guides

Have fun with student-focused activities that explore a diversity of composers and topics.

Pre-school–Grade 2

For Early Learners

More to Explore

Virtual Young People’s Concerts

Educational concerts available for on-demand streaming, along with a host of interactive features to help you get even more out of the concert experience.

Curriculum Guides

Lesson plans and resources designed to complement our Young People’s Concerts, 2010–2020.

Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives

Explore programs, scores, images, and every concert since December 7, 1842.

The New York Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges our Education supporters.