The Des Moines Symphony offers a variety of educational programs for children and adults. Since its founding in 2003, the Des Moines Symphony Academy has become a musical community of excellence where talented and motivated instrumental students of all ages can learn from renowned professional musicians and educators.

The Symphony Academy is continuing to teach online lessons throughout the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. Faculty members are continuing to accept new students.

Through a broad program of youth & family concerts, outreach initiatives, subsidized student tickets and more, the Des Moines Symphony aims to enrich, educate, and inspire our community.