The players of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra are among the finest educators on modern and period instruments in Indianapolis, serving on the faculties of Indiana University, the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy, and Butler University - as well as advanced graduate students at Indiana University and Case Western Reserve. We are committed to creating opportunities for children of all ages to experience, learn about and interact with early music and instruments.


*All IBO Education Programming is FREE & Open to the Public* 


In connection with our annual Messiah performance, we designed an interactive, family-friendly introduction to Handel's Messiah! You’ve heard the famous Hallelujah Chorus – now learn about the rest of Handel’s masterpiece and the compositional tricks he used to make Messiah such a feast for the ears. Hear the music played on historical instruments and look forward to a special appearance by Handel himself! Chat with orchestra musicians after the performance and take home a themed gift bag including color-by-number pages of Baroque composers and instruments, a noise-maker or instrument to played during the program, and a Bibliocommons reading list to continue learning at home!

Watch this space for information about our 2022 programming!

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Growing Up Baroque is an annual education concert event designed to introduce children of all ages to recognizable melodies from Baroque repertoire and orchestral instruments. In 2022, we are excited to partner with the Indianapolis Public Library to present Growing Up Baroque as a music and stories event. The event will include instrument introductions and performances by member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, as well as reading of a children's book with a music focus.