Who We Serve

The A2SO is a hub for connecting our community. Using the highest standards of music making by our professional musicians, we make music happen in all the places you call home. We make music happen not only on stage but in classrooms, day care centers, libraries, farmers markets, senior centers and assisted living complexes. We bring together community partners from A to Z – from the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum to Zingerman’s to make great music happen.

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Community Service

We take pride in serving our community including providing: 


  • Title I schools in Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston and Oakland counties with Instrument Petting Zoos, classroom ensembles, conductor visits. We provide bus subsidies for our annual daytime youth concert to schools in need
  • Day care centers in low-income communities and in hospitals with free Instrument Petting Zoos
  • Free KinderConcerts in public libraries, reaching parents and caregivers of all socio-economic backgrounds as well as groups of toddlers from day-care centers serving low-income communities
  • Taste of Music Programs provide free concert tickets to low-income music lovers living in our five-county area participating in food assistance programs
  • Free school visits by A2SO ensembles and free tickets to youth concerts to Bryant Elementary School (Ann Arbor), East Arbor Academy (Ypsilanti) and Estabrook Learning Community (Ypsilanti)
  • Free Instrument Petting Zoos for various festivals in Southeast Michigan
  • Free concert tickets to Ann Arbor High School music students
  • Reduced price concert tickets for students and seniors
  • Hundreds of free concert tickets each year to our other area nonprofits for their auctions and fundraisers.

Our Community Partners

  • 3rd Coast Labrador Rescue
  • A2Y Chamber
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • American Cancer Society
  • Ann Arbor Academy
  • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Arts At Michigan
  • Beaumont Children’s Miracle Network
  • Blissfield Firefighters Association
  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Chelsea Children’s Cooperative Preschool
  • Circle K International
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • Congregation Beth Shalom
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Michigan Chapter
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dance Marathon At the University of Michigan
  • Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company
  • Detroit Public TV
  • Down Syndrome Support Team
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Ford Hispanic Network
  • Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue
  • GE Women’s Network Foundation
  • Girl Scouts Heart of MI
  • Growing Hope
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Haiti Nursing Foundation
  • Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
  • Henry Ford II Instrumental Music Boosters
  • International Justice Mission
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Last Day Dog Rescue
  • Leslie Science and Nature Center
  • Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Penrickton Center for Blind Children
  • Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor
  • Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • Special Olympics Michigan
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • TEDxYouth@AnnArbor 
  • Temple Beth Emeth
  • Temple Israel
  • U of M Transplant Center Events Office
  • University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Wayne County Medical Society Foundation
  • Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

november, 2022

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