Coach & Play

We are excited to announce the launch of a new pilot program for the 2018-19 school year! Coach & Play is a student musician training program that collaborates with local music teachers to deliver customized enhancements for middle and high school instrumental music education. Open to schools located in Allegheny County that serve grades 6-12, Coach & Play pairs interested teachers with PSO musicians to develop a series of three in-school sessions for instrumental music students throughout the school year.

Teachers are invited to choose from a menu of options including sectionals, master classes, chamber group coaching, audition prep, and play-in sessions. Through real-time, individualized feedback, Coach & Play contributes to instrumental and ensemble skill development, cultivates joy and excitement for music making, and builds meaningful relationships between student musicians and orchestra professionals.