Education Programs

-community resources for teachers, musicians and parents-



THE MUSIC BOX: Music boxes were invented to make music small enough to fit in your pocket, just like this podcast. With a tap you’ll be carried into classrooms, across the city, and out into the field where we ask what is music and how do we make it. We’re taking classical music out of the box and giving you the inspiration and tools to compose your stories into music. The Music Box is complete with ready-to-use activities integrating core grade-level standards.



TAKE NOTE We give a voice to young people in our community. Take Note is an original radio segment featuring students from local schools. Keep up to date with our school and community visits, interviews, and audio pieces throughout the year!




INSTRUMENTAL PARTNERS Help a child discover the joy of music by participating in 90.5 WUOL’s Instrumental Partners program. If you have a gently-used band or orchestra instrument that you are no longer using, donate it to the Instrumental Partners program. We’ll repair it and put it in the hands of a local student in need.




YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION We give talented local music students the chance to shine on the radio! First place receives a cash prize and all winners perform in our live on-air YAC recital. Our pre-contest Open Studios also provide a supportive learning environment. Young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 are invited to participate.




SUMMER LISTENING Sign up for a month of musical immersion for the whole family to enjoy. Each summer we explore music together by learning and listening through the radio and free community events. Plus enter the Share Your Story contest for a chance to record your story in the studio!




RESOURCES Access our free interdisciplinary audio and resources that encourage creative education.  Connect and learn through the radio with 90.5 WUOL’s 24/7 FREE classical music, arts features, interviews and event listings. Read about our local hosts and tune into 90.5 FM or listen live online to our diverse weekly programming.




90.5 WUOL partners with Squallis Puppeteers  to tell a musical version of The Story of Ferdinand. Shawn Hennessey has built a wonderful suitcase puppet show to go along with the music and narration of Sara Soltau, our education programs manager.


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for additional questions or comments contact:
Sara Soltau
Education Programs Manager