Discovery Concerts

The Shreveport Symphony held its four Discovery Concerts on January 30 – January 31, 2020.

There are many parallels between architecture and music, including a multitude of styles, the ability to elicit different emotions, and their inspiration by ideas around us. This year, Maestro Michael Butterman guided students on an exploration of common themes between the building blocks of music and architecture in our program “Build it! Exploring Music and Architecture.”


Click here to access the 2020 “Build It!” Discovery Concert Teacher Guide 

19-20 “Build It!” Teacher Guide


Music Playslists for “Build it!”




This project is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation and funding from Caddo Parish Schools. Therefore, the Discovery concerts are free of charge to all public school students, and $5 per person for private and homeschool groups. Schools that choose to participate will also receive free curriculum materials, including teacher guides with suggestions of activities to help prepare for the culminating performance.

Check back here for information on our 2021 Discovery Concerts!

Please contact Brett Andrews, Artistic Operations Manager, at or 318.222.7496 if you have any questions!


The Discovery Concerts are made possible by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Caddo Parish Schools, Bossier Arts Council, Shreveport Regional Arts CouncilLouisiana Division of the Arts, and Chase Bank.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council


This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council care of the Bossier Arts Council.