Education & Outreach Events

Chamber Fun 101

Chamber Fun 101 is an annual FREE and Family Friendly event ​that gives kids the chance to touch instruments, make sounds with the assistance of teachers and Youth Orchestra student volunteers, talk to musicians, and enjoy a fun and interactive concert with the Chinook Winds and Cascade Quartet. Join us as we bring this unique experience to a new generation of classical music lovers. Recognition on all Chamber Fun 101 promotional Material and at the event. 

2020 Chamber Fun 101 cancelled
due to Covid-19

Youth Matinee Concerts

Every year, the Great Falls Symphony offers two Youth Matinee concerts designed especially for students. Held in the historic Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts in the Great Falls Civic Center, these concerts offer students the chance to hear a live symphony orchestra performance. 

Reservations required. Call the Symphony office for details at 453-4102 or email Education Programs Manager Angela Costley

2020-2021 Youth Matinee Performances
cancelled due to Covid-19

Education and Outreach Concerts

The Cascade Quartet and the Chinook Winds are the Great Falls Symphony’s professional resident chamber ensembles. Every year they present concerts and educational programs for schools and communities across the northwestern United states.


Both ensembles offer: 

  • Educational and Interactive assembly performances for K-12 students.

  • Collaborative concerts with high school and community choirs, bands, and/or orchestras.

  • Cross disciplinary collaborations with art, writing, and language classes.

Bring the Cascade Quartet or Chinook Winds to your school!

Contact Manager of the Core Misty Annala at or call 406.453.4102.

Fee Sponsorship

Fee assistance for Montana presenters and communities!

The Great Falls Symphony Association values the importance of making the Core Ensembles accessible to all audiences, especially in our home state of Montana.With that in mind, the Great Falls Symphony offers a Fee Sponsorship Program for Montana presenters and communities who seek funding assistance to bring the Cascade Quartet or the Chinook Winds to their audiences.

Open Rehearsals

An open rehearsal provides an intimate opportunity to observe the orchestra and the interaction between orchestra, conductor and artist, in preparation for performance.  Schools from around Montana are invited to attend these dress rehearsals at the Mansfield Theater, where they will witness world-renowned artists hard at work on stage. Reservations required.