Annual Student Concert


2018 Annual Student Concert
Rome: A Symphonic Adventure

Friday,  April 27, 2018 10:00 am and 11:45 am
Peoria Civic Center Theater

Take your Students on a Musical Journey to Rome! Students attending the Annual Student Concert will be immersed in a visual and musical experience of the arts, history, and culture of Rome. The concert is a live, interactive, one-hour performance by the professional musicians of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. It also features the winner of the annual Young Artists Competition, Ms. Olivia Bolles, violin. You can read more about the 2018 Young Artists Competition by clicking here.

Ms. Olivia Bolles

The registration deadline has been extended
until April 13!

After April 13, you must call or e-mail
Laura Shane to check for availability: or 309.369.3724.


2018 Teacher’s Resource Guide

2018 Student Concert Information

2018 Registration Form

2018 Home School Registration Form

A cornerstone of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s educational outreach for 65 years.  Since 1954, thousands of students from the third to twelfth grades and their teachers have taken field trips to experience a live, interactive and fun one-hour performance of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. This years concert will feature excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” and Respighi’s Pines of Rome, and a performance by the winner of the 2018 Young Artist Competition.

Attending this Student Concert performance meets Illinois Learning Standard (ILS) Fine Arts Goal 25.

For some participants, this field trip supplements a rich music curriculum in their schools. For others, it is a rare of singular exposure to classical music. For the students of Quest Academy, the Student Concert is the culmination of a year of presentations by Maestro Stelluto and PSO musicians and guest artists in their schools.

Schools pay nominal fees to participate. Sponsorships and donations earmarked for educational outreach help to underwrite remaining costs to continue this rich tradition. To learn more about sponsorship, contact the PSO at 309-671-1096.

Volunteers from the Peoria Symphony Guild, with support from Kidder Music, log countless hours to make this program possible. To volunteer on the day of the concert or with planning email  Laura Shane at


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2018 Peoria Symphony Guild’s Annual Student Concert
Friday, April 27, 2018 Peoria Civic Center Theater

The winner of the 2018 Young Artist Competition will be performing with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra at the Annual Student Concert sponsored by the Peoria Symphony Guild.


2017 Student Concert “Heroic Spirit” – Click here to see more photos of the 2017 Student Concert

Annie Bao, First Place Winner 2017


From L – R: Julie Kotewa, 2017 2nd place winner Elizabeth Mattern, 2017 3rd place winner, Kaytlin Withers, and 2017 1st place winner, Annie Bao, and Maureen Williams


From L – R:  Julie Kotewa, Young Artist Competition Chairperson, Annie Bao, 1st Place winner, George Stelluto, PSO Music Director, and Maureen Williams, PSO Guild President



2016 Student Concert “Celebrating Youth Achievement”

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