Discover Music

Discover Music Education Concert Series

The Discover Music Series has been an integral part of the Abilene Philharmonic’s season since 1955. Held annually at the Abilene Civic Center in October, the series reaches approximately 6,000 area students in grades three through five – including public, private and home-school.  Our Music Director designs student-friendly programs alongside a local elementary music specialist who creates the Teacher’s Guide curriculum book, integrating with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines.


This Year’s Program

Please click here for Teacher Resources.

The PowerPoint resource for teachers is currently posted, with games, activities, and much more to come by early August!

This year, we are proud to present “Small but Mighty!”, a program designed by Music Director David Itkin to introduce students to some of symphonic music’s most beloved composers and their music.  The program introduces students to Baroque music and samples music from many other musical eras: Classical (Mozart), Romantic (Tchaikovsky), and solo marimba (Modern). Students and teachers will hear the first prize winner of our recent Young Artist Scholarship Competition, Joshua Westman, perform on marimba!

We are especially thrilled with this year’s curriculum guide, written by AISD Elementary Music Teacher Teresa Graham. She is currently developing the Curriculum Guide, which will include many games, activities, and arrangements of the repertoire appropriate for Elementary School students using Orff instruments.

For more information on the concerts, order your Teacher Guide, or to sign your class up, please contact the Abilene Philharmonic Offices at (325) 677- 6710, or email our Education Director.