Mount Vernon Music Youth Outreach programs bring clinics by expert brass and woodwind players into middle and high schools to help students improve their skills, and performances of musical stories with visual art and narration to elementary schools in East Texas.

Mount Vernon Music’s resident professional musicians and guest artists perform school programs which are tailored specifically to audience age. The performers engage the students through informal conversation, demonstrations and music, and may demonstrate how programs correlate to geography, historical events and other academic topics students are learning about in school.

The 2023-24 school outreach concerts include Four Images of the Anansi for string quartet and narration by Quinn Mason, The Overtones for clarinet and string trio by Benedikt Brydern, The Town Musicians, a Musical Adventure for flute and string trio with narration, also by Brydern and based on the Grimm’s fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians, and The Cat Who Wore Boots for string quartet and narrator by Tristan Schulze and Chris Pichler.