Students explore the joys of creating and performing their own musical work, led by an ESO musician! Your adopted musician will visit your school and collaborate with teaching staff to guide students through the process of creating an original piece of music. Students then perform their composition on-stage at the Winspear Centre in May.


Open to all Gr. 4-6 classes who attend an Education Concert in February. Program runs from January to May 2023. Up to ten classes are selected per year.

Application deadline: December 1, 2022
Showcase Concert: May 7, 2023

Selection Criteria & Considerations

  • teachers must be willing to commit time and expertise to the program, and work in partnership with the musician
  • school administrator and staff endorsement is an asset
  • schedule flexibility is very helpful
  • student participants must be registered for an Education Concert
  • students are expected to participate in the Sharing Concert
  • maximum group size is 32 students

How to Apply

Registration for Adopt-A-Player is limited to classes attending a Division 2 Education Concert in 2023. If you’ve already completed your education concert registration, please register here. If you have not yet registered for an Education Concert, you may do so here. Once you complete your Education Concert registration you may register for Adopt-A-Player. Please contact if you have any questions.