The Children’s Concert Series is an annual event for local students, sponsored by the Austin Peay State University Department of Music in cooperation with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. The music selected for these events is chosen for its student-friendly programmability and for its importance in the musical development of elementary students.
The recommended age of attendees is students in 3rd through 5th grades (ages 8–11). There is no admission charge for the performance, but seats must be reserved in advance. Seating is on a first-reserved, first-served basis.
Once a school's reservation is confirmed, teachers receive an invitation packet that includes a collection of educational materials they can use to prepare their students for the performance.