2023-24 Education Season
The Canton Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing supplemental music education to Stark county and beyond. Whether you are 3 or 103, the Canton Symphony Orchestra wants you to learn more about music and how to bring it into your life. Check out our programs below and see how you can get involved today!


Saturday Strings Program

The Lighthouse Ministries Saturday Strings program is a free strings training program provided to students in the Lighthouse Ministries after-school program in Southeast Canton. The mission of this program is to provide free, high quality lessons and instruments to students, making musical learning a more accessible and equitable experience.

Backyard Explorations

Grade: 2
Location: Online
Focus: Science, Art, and Music

In this collaboration between the Canton Museum of Art and The Wilderness Center, students will discover six pieces of art, the nature they embody and how music can bring them to life. This online experience will host multiple learning activities for science, art and music!


The Canton Youth Symphony was founded in 1961 as a way to give young musicians the opportunity to participate in a high-quality regional youth orchestra that strives to provide a professional atmosphere for music making and the highest artistic standards. The Canton Youth Symphony is meant to supplement, not replace, school instruction and ensemble participation.

Led by Music Director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, the Canton Youth Symphony has grown to include three ensembles and is made up of students from nine counties in the Northeast Ohio area. Elementary through high school students occupy the three ensembles of the program. and enjoy the challenging and joyful educational experience that CYS creates. 

To learn more about auditioning, visit https://www.cantonsymphony.org/cys-audition-information/  or email ceberhardcantonsymphony.org.