Education is the foundational component of The Phoenix Symphony's mission, with programs reaching far and wide to serve more students than any other arts organization in the state. The Phoenix Symphony’s education programming has received national recognition for its pioneering efforts to align music education with Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.
Mind Over Music™ is the first symphony program of its kind in the nation. It is a professional development model in which teachers are trained to integrate music into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts. Teachers, in collaboration with Phoenix Symphony musicians, create ground-up lesson plans utilizing music as a means to teach STEM initiatives. The extraordinary collaboration between our musicians and the teachers results in not only truly unique lesson plans, but curriculum that has been tested and proven to significantly increase the retention, logic, and aptitude of students.