Welcome to Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts!

Orchestra players

About Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts

“Steppin’ Out” educational concerts introduce fourth and fifth grade students to symphonic music and the instruments of the orchestra. Steppin’ Out serves multiple school districts throughout San Joaquin County including Lincoln Unified, Stockton Unified, Lodi Unified and Manteca Unified. A beloved program with educators’ county-wide, the Steppin’ Out program serves over 6,000 each year.

Stockton Symphony’s Steppin’ Out concerts have provided highly educational and entertaining programs to enthusiastic young audiences for two decades. It is through the generosity of our donors and grants from community partners that Steppin’ Out is able to introduce children to the wonder and beauty of symphonic music.

Steppin’ Out Concert Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners!

  • Carol J Bielejeski In Memory of Thomas R. Bielejeski
  • Judith & Patrick Hobin
  • City of Lodi Arts Commission
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • The Record

2020 Steppin’ Out Concert Program

One of the Symphony’s most popular SteppinOut programs,  It’s About Time!  emphasizes concepts of mathematics and time. The beautifully orchestrated compositions of Strauss, Bizet, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and others are a fun and engaging teaching tool.

Through captivating rhythms and melodies with an ascending order of time signatures (meters), students are provided an opportunity to create a conceptual link between rhythmic hierarchy and conventional time. Maestro Peter Jaffe will conduct and host It’s About Time!

The Stockton Symphony has provided Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts for youth throughout San Joaquin County for over two decades. Thank you for your participation and support.

2020 Concert Schedule

Six identical performances are scheduled each season. Concerts are performed at two locations:

Stockton Concerts

Warren Atherton Auditorium | San Joaquin Delta College | 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

TuesdayFebruary 4, 202010:15 amSOLD OUT
TuesdayFebruary 4, 202011:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium
WednesdayFebruary 5, 202010:15 amSOLD OUT
WednesdayFebruary 5, 202011:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium

Lodi Concerts

Hutchins Street Square | 125 S. Hutchins St, Lodi, CA 95240

ThursdayFebruary 6, 20209:15 amSOLD OUT
ThursdayFebruary 6, 202010:45 amSOLD OUT

Ticket Prices & Reservations

The cost per seat is only $7 per student/chaperone.

Please Note: one chaperone is recommended for every 10 – 15 students.
Steppin’ Out Ticket Reservation Form

Teacher & Student Resources


Steppin’ Out Times Each Student that attends a Steppin’ Out concert will receive a copy of Steppin’ Out Times – a full color, newspaper-style activity guide packed with information about the orchestra, musical program, composer and fun and challenging activities to include a word-search puzzle and more!


Teacher’s Guide Teachers will receive a comprehensive 18 – 20 page Teacher’s Guide that includes logistical information about the concert, musical program, composer and Student Activities with connections to Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Math and History. Teachers will also receive choice of mp3 or a CD of the musical program to assist in preparing students for the concert. Upon confirmation of your ticket order, your Teacher’s Guide will be mailed to you.

Bus Parking Instructions

Steppin’Out 2020 Flyer

Steppin’ Out 2020 Flyer

Letters from Students