Music in the Middle

2018-2019 Middle School Youth Concert

Join us for our 2019 middle school aged youth concert featuring music from the British Isles! The links below will provide you with more information regarding the concert itself, how to reserve your seats and the resources available to you as an educator from your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra! Please contact Kira Woodfield Leeper with any questions.

Music in the Middle

Middle School Youth Concert for Grades 6-9
Thursday, March 7, 2019
10:30 am
Hill Auditorium
Tickets: $6
Ticket Reservation Form
Ticket Information & Policies
Parent Ticket Policy Information

To reserve tickets for a 2019 Youth Concert please fill out this ticket reservation form. Upon receiving your ticket request and A2SO staff member will respond confirming your order with your invoice.

Important Dates:
November 1st, 2018: Deadline for reservations to guarantee printed materials
January 14th, 2019: $100 Deposit Due
February 21st, 2019: Final Date to adjust ticket reservation
April 7th, 2019: Final Payment Due

Payments can be made via credit card over the phone by calling the A2SO office at (734) 994-4801 or by mailing a check to 35 Research Dr. Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Deposits are due 2 months prior to the concert on January 14th, 2019. Reservations with unpaid deposits are subject to cancellation after this date. Final payment is due no later than 1 month after the concert on April 7th, 2019.

Music in the Middle

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Middle Schol Youth Concert: Grades 6-9
Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Concert Information:
Important Dates Infographic
Meet the Composers (repertoire list)
About Hill Auditorium worksheet
Known community partners- Coming Soon!
Sponsors- Coming Soon!


DEADLINE: November 1, 2018.
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has limited funding available to subsidize the cost of bussing to the Link Up and Middle School Youth Concerts. Schools traveling further than 20 miles and/or with greater than 20% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch will be considered. If you would like to apply for a bussing subsidy, please provide the necessary information on your Youth Concert Ticket Reservation form.

Learn more


Target Field Trip Grant (Open- Deadline October 1, 2018)
Michigan Youth Arts Transportation Grant (Open- Deadline October 19, 2018)

Sharon Gewitz Kids to Concerts Fund (Opens June 2019 for 2019-2020 school year)
Donors Choose (Ongoing)

  • I have fewer (or more) students than I thought, can I adjust my ticket reservation numbers?
    Yes, all reservations can be changed by contacting A2SO staff up until the ticket reservation adjustment deadline which is February 21st, 2019 for Music in the Middle.


  • I ended up bringing fewer students than I anticipated to the concert because of illness and other circumstances. Can the amount I owe be adjusted to reflect the actual number brought instead of the reservation number?
    No. After the February 21st, 2019 ticket reservation adjustment deadline you will be billed for the number of tickets you reserved regardless of the number of students you brought on the day of the concert.


  • Do I need to find and schedule my own buses? 
    Schools are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Book early as buses are often in high demand in March.


  • When should we plan to arrive?
    Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert. There will be a “pre-concert slide show” to keep students entertained during the wait.


  • Where should we plan to have our buses drop us off?
    Each school will be assigned a drop off and pick up location outside of Hill Auditorium to help with traffic flow. These assignments will be made approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the concert. Buses are not allowed to wait outside Hill Auditorium and instructions will be given on legal waiting areas.


  • How does the dismissal process work?
    Schools are dismissed first by those walking & carpooling then by the order the bus arrives on the street. To ensure early dismissal please make A2SO staff aware if you are walking or carpooling.


  • We are always the last ones to be dismissed, can we be first this year?
    We dismiss in the order busses arrive back to Hill Auditorium. To ensure an earlier dismissal, plan to walk from Hill to another pick-up location and let A2SO staff know of your plans.