Classical Tahoe

Music Institute

Imagine… a string quartet surprising you with pop-up performances where you least expect them, music concerts tailored to kids, families enjoying favorite movie musicals together in the Pavilion, amateur singers joining together to sing familiar tunes, bag-lunch discussions after a rehearsal, jazz great Chris Brubeck coaching local area jazz students… and the list goes on.  

Classical Tahoe is excited to announce a generous challenge grant from Missouri-based Firefly Scientists’ Foundation, which will assist Classical Tahoe in fulfilling its mission to inspire active participation in the arts and foster community engagement through this challenge grant and its donations, Classical Tahoe will be able to present classes, concerts and outreach events specifically tailored to encourage music engagement for all ages and abilities.

If you are a donor who is new, lapsed, or wishes to increase your giving level, your donation will be matched 4 to 1.

Donate today!!

We thank the Firefly Scientists’ Foundation for this wonderful opportunity.

music education

Classical Tahoe's Young Musicians Classical Masterclass

Classical Tahoe's Young Musician's Jazz Workshop

Community Sing!

Music & Movement Classes for pre-K and elementary students

Family Concert & Music Maker Faire

Music Therapy for trauma survivors

music appreciation

Student Usher Program

Live Program Notes from the Stage

Classical Tahoe Digest Notes

"Inside Look" Open Rehearsal & Lunch Discussion

Monday Musical Movie Nights

Graduate String Quartet Pop Up Concerts in Unusual Places

featured programs


young musicians

ages 4-24

The young musicians initiative is tailored towards inspiring and educating young artist in the Truckee, Tahoe, Reno, and Carson region. By providing exceptional learning opportunities to work closely with some of today’s top musicians our mission is to inspire the future generations of musical talent—from beginners to emerging professionals.



Classical Tahoe is proud to partner with Tahoe area educators, music professionals, and organizations to expand the experience of music for people in the Tahoe region.  In classes and events during the festival season – July 20 to August 12th – the Classical Tahoe Pavilion on the grounds of Sierra Nevada College will be alive with the sounds of many generations enjoying and making music together with the guidance of premier area educators and guest artists.


community sing!

ages 12-99

“Would you like to sing with your Tahoe friends and neighbors in a lively, fun, and stress-free environment?”

Perfect! Join Classical Tahoe for the weekly “Community Sing!”



music appreciation

"inside look"

Have you ever wanted to know more about a piece of music in the Classical Tahoe season? Or what the life of a guest artist is like? Or how the busy professional orchestra musicians balance work and life?  Join us for an Inside Look!


challenge grant

The Firefly Scientists’ Music Institute is a grant-based project which offers you the chance to help build this community experience! If you are a donor who is new, lapsed, or wishes to take a step up with your giving level, your donation will be matched 4 to 1.  Come have fun with us this summer as we make deep musical memories! And join us to ensure this powerful initiative continues to grow in the coming years.