The Boulder Philharmonic believes that live orchestral music is for everyone and is committed to providing a wide array of opportunities for people throughout our community to encounter the life-enriching power of classical music.

Our Education and Engagement Programming brings new and diverse musical experiences to more
than 10,000 people from across Boulder County and beyond. Our robust educational programs continue to connect, inspire and enrich people of all ages through music. Boulder Phil is grateful for the generous support of individuals, organizations and communities that makes these programs possible.


Discovery Concerts

The Boulder Phil takes students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a themed, exciting and interactive program led by Music Director, Michael Butterman!

Phil Learning Center

Join Music Director Michael Butterman as he leads the Phil Learning Center. Geared towards adults, this program will offer insight into the world of orchestral music, providing our patrons with listening and learning tools to appreciate music from a unique perspective. 

Meet the Conductor

Maestro Butterman visits area music educators and their classroom or rehearsals, offering an enriching experience from the perspective of a local professional musician!

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Early Explorers 

The Boulder Philharmonic, in partnership with Integral Steps (early education and Dalcroze Eurhythmics specialists) and Boulder County Head Start (preschool program for low-income families), has created an interactive introduction for preschoolers to the world of orchestral music.

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Storytime with the Phil

Curl up with your little ones to enjoy Storytime with the Phil! Join Boulder Phil musicians and staff as we present a series of music-focused books for children. Selections in English and Spanish.

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Additional Programs

Bringing music and nature together | Learn More

Fostering connection and engaging audiences through music & stories

Mentoring high school and youth orchestra students on stage

The Boulder Phil makes access to our performances easy through $10 tickets for students of all ages.

Your gifts or volunteer work in support of our education and outreach programs are much appreciated and are critical to our success in enriching our community through the magic of music. Donate now!