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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 Gateway Chamber Orchestra is a professional orchestra that specializes in the programming of masterworks of the past and present, and is dedicated to education and outreach in the Clarksville area and beyond. For more information about the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, visit

This year's performance dates are:


Monday, October 23 with performance times at 10:00 and 11:30

  • Seats remaining at the 10:00 show: Only 65 left
  • Seats remaining at the 11:30 show: 590

Featuring Gerswhin's An American in Paris and Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens. We welcome back noted childrens' author Anna Celenza who will read from her book on the origins of Danse Macabre


Monday, March 19 with performance times at 10:00 and 11:30



We are delighted to welcome back dulcimer virtuoso Stephen Seifert inthe sequel to last year's popular Blackberry Winter. Join us for this fascinating look at this often-overlooked instrument.


Music teachers are asked to select one grade level to attend the performance. In lieu of a specific grade level, campuses may elect to send a Beta Club, School Choir, Student Council, or other student organization. Clarksville performances are held in the Mabry Concert Hall of the Music/Mass Communications Building on the campus of Austin Peay State University. There is no admission charge, but schools must reserve their seats in advance by responding promptly to the invitation. Seating is limited and is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Once we receive your affirmative response, you will receive a confirmation letter, itinerary, campus map and bus parking information. The registration page will be activated early in the fall semester.

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Need travel money? The GCO is now listed on the Tennessee Arts Commission Teaching Artists Roster so travel subsidies are available, but you must apply. For more information, visit