Mission Statement: The San Antonio Symphony’s education programs strive to establish lifelong learning for all ages and segments of our diverse community by promoting the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of symphonic music.
The San Antonio Symphony has been working to bring music educational programs to the schoolchildren of Bexar County for over 75 years. One important reason why the Symphony reaches out to almost 50,000 students annually is because of a vast body of new research that points to a correlation between music learning and increased academic participation and ability. According to Americans for the Arts, students who participate in the arts for at least three hours a week for one year are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. The Texas Music Educators Association has shown that students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT, across the board.