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.

We are one of 200 American orchestras to participate in a national effort to support in-school music education. We’re committed to taking community-specific action to improve access to music education in schools through performances, partnerships and advocacy.  More info

PROGRAMS

Discovery Program
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!

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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. 

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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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Meet the Maestro
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 

In partnership with Integral Steps (early education & Dalcroze Eurhythmics specialists) and Boulder County Head Start, the Boulder Phil creates an interactive introduction into the world of orchestral music for our youngest audience members!

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Emerging Composers 

Joined by CU Boulder’s Composition Department head Carter Pann and his graduate students, this program brings the world of music composition to high school students, resulting in original works by the high schoolers and performed by Boulder Phil musicians!

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Young Artist Concerto Competition

The Phil’s bi-annual competition is open to current high school students in the State of Colorado. The winner of the Young Artist Concerto  Competition will be a featured soloist with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and cash prizes are available for the top three finalists! Our next competition will take place in January 2022

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Additional Programs

The Boulder Phil make access to our performances easy through $5 tickets for students. Our Pre-Concert Talks provide an opportunity for adult audience members to get “inside the music” before our classical programs.

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!