Gateway to Music, a matrix of 17 music education and access programs, reaches 13 West Michigan counties, through partnerships with community organizations to serve local schools and engage new audiences. Up to 87,000 students, adults, senior citizens from diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds, as well as people with disabilities, benefit from Grand Rapids Symphony’s commitment to being a more integral and indispensable part of the West Michigan community.

Descriptions of all Gateway to Music programs are available by clicking on the links below.

School Programs

Lollipop Concerts | Third Grade Concerts | Link Up Concerts | Artists in Residence Program 

Young Musicians

Mosaic Scholarships | GR Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra


Access to Music Concerts | Music for Health Initiative | GR Symphony Chorus | GRS Community Chorus

Children, Youth, & Families+

Family Series Concerts | Rush Tickets | Symphony Scorecard | Neighborhood Concert Series

Gateway to Music Champions:

Leadership - Marty & Sue Allen | Michael & Suzanne Lutz | Mary Schregarus
Sustaining - Chuck & Julie Frayer | Dr. & Mrs. Larry J. Robson | Drs. David & Peggy Thompson
Supporting - Barbara Hohman | Joseph & Katy Levan | Tim & Gretchen Tierney
Contributing - Carl & Sandy VerBeek | Leslie & Patrick Ballard | Carter Products | David & Sally Dams | Jason & Tina Freese Decker | John Hunting | Margaret Idema | Milt & Barbara Rohwer | Ruth Postumus | John Schneider

Additional Gateway to Music Sponsors

Amway Foundation | Crowe Foundation | Custer | DWH, LLC | Keller Foundation | OST | Linda Ritch