Educational Concerts

One of our biggest embodiments of Arts Without Borders, our educational concerts open minds in the moment, and more importantly, long after they’ve left the building. The Sheldon introduces young people to jazz, folk, classical, world music, dance and more through engaging, one-of-a kind performances.

The Sheldon is excited to welcome students back into the concert hall for live shows, while continuing to offer easily accessible and flexible virtual learning opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year.

Tickets for live, in-person programs are $4.50 per student. Scholarships may be available to eligible schools.

The Sheldon will continue to offer live-streaming performances of our most popular concerts this season, free of charge to both traditional and home schools, thanks to thanks to the Steward Family Foundation and many other generous donors.

For added flexibility, virtual registrants will receive a link to view the live-streamed performances, which will remain available for two weeks following the initial air date.*

These one-hour performances feature some of St. Louis’ top musicians and educators as well as several nationally acclaimed artists. Students are given the opportunity for a Q&A session with artists at the end of each performance. Teacher handbooks, which include additional educational material and follow-up activities, will be provided to guide teachers for each concert.

*Streaming performances of The American Musical will only be available for viewing at the date and time scheduled. All American Musical dates will be available via live stream, but will not be accessible to view after the original, live performance is complete.

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Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Sheldon Educational Concerts are generously sponsored by Emerson, The Steward Family Foundation, Rex & Jeanne Sinquefield, Edward Jones, The Saigh Foundation, Taylor Family Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation, Ameren, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, Sally Johnston and Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Siler, among other cherished supporters.

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