Central to the ASO’s existence is year-round education and community outreach programs. From bringing world-renowned musicians into local schools to an annual collegiate scholarship competition, or from a Children’s Arts Festival each spring to a Mentoring Program for high school musicians – the ASO is takes great pride in working with local educators and having so many of our musicians interested in educating the next generation of musicians and concert-goers.
More Than Just Education
Whether you are attending for the first time or have been with the ASO for decades, entertaining pre-concert chats occur 60 minutes before any Schlesinger Center concert.
From working with local schools to strengthen music education programs to an annual community arts festival, the ASO works year-round to inspire all generations in greater Northern Virginia.
A collegiate competition with cash prizes awarded, this annual competition is for students who either grew up near Washington, DC, or currently attend college in the area.