Musical Ambassadors Program (MAP)

Five chamber ensembles of the Richmond Symphony perform over 100 concerts annually for more than 42,000 school children in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, New Kent and Richmond Public Schools as well as independent and home schools. Performances for students of all ages are upbeat and informal. Programs are age appropriate, last approximately 30 – 45 minutes, and relate to the theme of the Elizabeth G. Schneider 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.

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, download the reservation form here. 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 – String Quartet MAP Playlist
Instrumentation: violin (2), viola, cello

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

Woodwind Quartet
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon

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


Homeschool MAP Day: We invite you to bring your homeschool group to the Dominion Energy Center for a day of entertainment this October! Watch and listen as each ensemble highlights the sounds of the Woodwind Quintet and Quartet, the Brass Quintet, the String Quartet, and our Richmond Symphony Strings. Check back later this spring for updates on the Date and Time of this performance.