Musical Ambassadors Program (MAP)

“It was great to hear from the musicians about how they personally began playing their respective
instruments. Many of them began with an interest in music at close to the same age as these students
are now. Students could make connections about how they could follow similar paths.”
– MAP Teacher

Five chamber ensembles of the Richmond Symphony perform over 125 concerts annually for more than 45,000 school children in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan and Richmond Public Schools as well as private and home schools. Performances for students of all ages are upbeat and informal. Programs are age- appropriate, last 30–45 minutes, and relate to the theme of the Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery Concert. Elementary school programs are most effective when presented to audiences of 300 students or less; same day, back-to-back ensemble performances at one location are available to accommodate larger school audiences.

MAP performances are offered to Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and Richmond Public Schools at no charge and are available to other districts, private and home school groups at affordable rates.  To schedule a MAP visit at your school, please email

Scroll down the page for information about our upcoming Homeschool MAP Day!


MAP Ensembles:

Richmond Symphony Strings
Instrumentation: violin (10), viola (3), cello (2), bass (2), plus percussion

String Quartet 
Instrumentation: violin (2), viola, cello

Woodwind Quintet
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn

Brass Quintet + 1 percussion
Instrumentation: trumpet (2), horn, trombone, tuba, plus percussion

Woodwind Quintet
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn


Homeschool MAP Day: We invite you to bring your homeschool group to the Dominion Energy Center for a day of entertainment this September 18! Watch and listen as each ensemble highlights the sounds of the Woodwind Quintet, the Brass Quintet, the String Quartet, and our Richmond Symphony Strings.

To sign up for our Homeschool MAP Day, please fill out the form below providing us with contact information, information about your group, and which performances you will be attending. Please note that there will be a a 2 hour break from 12:00 – 2:00pm, as well as a short break at 11:15-11:30am and another at 2:30 – 2:45pm.