The JSO presents at least two free concerts for area fifth grade students every spring. The concerts introduce these young audiences to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. Teachers interested in bringing students to these concerts should call the JSO office early in the school year.

The 2017 Young People's concerts will take place on April 11, 2017.  We welcome nearly 2,000 area 5th-graders to the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center where they will hear a program called “Creativity and Music” featuring Mike Hruska, President/CEO of Problem Solutions here in Johnstown.  Mike will be the narrator for "Mr. Mike's Composition".

       Mr. Hruska, Narrator

       Mr. Hruska, Narrator

Attention Teachers!

The JSO is a PA Dept of Education Approved Provider, one of only 3 PA symphonies so designated. The programs currently approved to provide Act 48 credits to teachers are:

- Participation in the Johnstown Symphony Chorus throughout the season;

- Accompanying the fifth grade students to the Young Peoples' concerts presented on an April morning annually.

Anyone interested in Act 48 accreditation is urged to call the JSO office at 814-535-6738 for more information.