2022 Virtual Discovery Program  |  Soundscapes: Music and Visual Art

The Boulder Phil’s 2022 Virtual Discovery Program begins April 4th! This year’s theme, Soundscapes, connects music with visual art. Our online content will showcase three local artists and include performances by Boulder Phil musicians. Register here to participate in this year’s Discovery Program starting April 4. For fun music- and art-filled activities to help your students get excited for the show, download the Boulder Phil’s Soundscapes Curriculum Guide today.

Featured Composers

Rebecca Clarke
Camille Saint-Saëns
Aaron Copland

Featured Artists


Absolutely anyone! Though our Discovery Concert is designed for 3rd-6th graders, we think this year’s Soundscapes program will be enjoyable for all ages.


The Boulder Phil is committed to making our 2022 Virtual Discovery Program accessible to you. Our suggested ticket fee of $6 per student is for those who would like a starting point as you choose your price. You are welcome to participate in our Discovery Program at NO COST. After you enjoy Soundscapes, we only ask that you consider coming back to this page to demonstrate your support for the Boulder Phil’s Education Programs. See payment options below, and enjoy the show!


For schools, email education@boulderphil.org to request an invoice in the amount of your choice.

For families, please support our Discovery Program here.

In-Person Discovery Concerts

During previous seasons, Boulder Philharmonic’s Discovery Concerts have taken students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a fun, interactive format featuring nationally-acclaimed Music Director Michael Butterman. Students attended a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to support and coordinate with their core curriculum.

Previous Discovery Concerts have linked architecture with music, presented how music can lend itself to narrative, showed how music can express both positive and negative emotions, and linked music and visual art to help make music’s abstract nature more tangible and understandable. Teachers are provided curriculum guides, lesson plans, and a Spotify Playlist of repertoire to help prepare their students for the experience. Many students also received a visit from Michael Butterman or one of our chamber ensembles in preparation for the concert. Our goal is to inspire students to begin instrumental study through the public schools, which studies show lead to improved academic performance in other areas as well.

The 2022 Virtual Discovery Program is partially funded by Boulder Phil’s education program sponsors including the SeiSolo Foundation, SCFD, and Eleanor and Harry Poehlmann. Please consider supporting our on-going efforts to provide and expand our annual Discovery program:

If you would prefer to donate by check, make checks payable to Boulder Philharmonic. Please write Education Programs in the memo line, and mail to:

Boulder Philharmonic
1600 Range Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301

For more information or to contact someone from our Education Department, please email Education@BoulderPhil.org.