Welcome To Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts!

2024 Steppin’ Out Concert- IT'S ABOUT TIME

Save the date(s)—live performances of Steppin’ Out with the Stockton Symphony have returned! 

If you and your students haven’t yet experienced this event, you should know that the Steppin’ Out series has provided highly educational and engaging programs to thousands of enthusiastic youngsters each season for over two decades. And if you and your class(es) are returning, you know you can always expect lively rapport with the audience from Maestro Peter Jaffe as conductor and host.

Next season features one of our most popular themes: It’s About Time! Catchy tunes explore rhythm, melody, texture, and time, with informative tie-ins to common core standards in math, literature, social science, and the arts. Many thanks for your participation—and make sure to reserve space for your students soon!

Dates coming soon for our 2025 Steppin’ Out Program

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 more than 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.



2022 Steppin’ Out Trailer with Maestro Peter Jaffe



Each student who attends a Steppin’ Out concert will receive a copy of the Steppin’ Out Times. The engaging publication is a full color, newspaper-style activity guide packed with information about the orchestra, musical program, composers, and fun and challenging activities including a word-search puzzle and more!


The Teacher’s Guide includes connections to Common Core Standards and information about the orchestra, music, and audience etiquette. Registered teachers will receive an email with links to the Teacher’s Guide and to the audio files of the concert selections to enhance lesson planning.


Steppin’ Out Concert Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners!

  • Judith and Patrick Hobin
  • Estate of Pamela Kitto
  • Edward and Nancy Schneider
  • San Joaquin Delta College

Letters from Students

Thank you to our 2022/23 Season Partners!

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