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 | Side by Side Concerts | Open Rehearsals

Young Musicians

Mosaic Scholarships | GRS Youth Choruses | 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 programming is supported by:

Amway Corporation | Karl & Patricia Betz | Ken Betz & Patricia Brewer-Betz | Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation | DWH, LLC | Etcyl & Ruth Blair | Fifth Third Bank | Crowe Foundation | Keller Foundation | Meyer Music | Open Systems Technologies