“You [Lexington Symphony] have planted the seeds for the next generation of musicians . . . [and] helped to educate an audience so they may experience one of the most beautiful expressions our civilization has to offer: music.”

-Mary Correia, founder of “Embracing the New Music Educator,” a mentoring program for music educators, member MMEA.


2017 Lexington Chamber of Commerce Community Initiative Award for Orchestrating Kids Through Classics

2013 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming presented by the League of American Orchestras and The ASCAP Foundation. Lexington Symphony received a First Place Award for Contemporary Music in recognition of its Three for the 300th initiative, an innovative programming effort aimed at celebrating the town of Lexington’s 300th anniversary through commissions and performances of original compositions by contemporary composers during the Symphony’s 2012–2013 season.

2010 Music Advocate Award presented by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA), a group of 1,700 educators in Massachusetts and the federated state unit of the National Association for Music Education (MENC). This prestigious award is given to an individual, organization, or community leader who exemplifies the MMEA mission of demonstrating advocacy for music education in the schools of Massachusetts through a financial commitment to music education and whose actions have led to improvements in curriculum, budget, or enrollment in the music program. Lexington Symphony was specifically recognized for its work with elementary schools in Lawrence.

In 2010, in honor of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Trustees of Public Trusts of the Town of Lexington, the Trustees established the Lexington Symphony Public Trusts Centennial Endowment Fund. The Trustees unanimously identified the Lexington Symphony as a compelling organization to support and recognize in honor of their 100th anniversary. They selected the Lexington Symphony to be the recipient of this funding for several reasons, including its broad appeal to Lexingtonians of all ages and its committed, dedicated, and engaged leaders and supporters. The Symphony has grown significantly to become an important cultural institution in Lexington and, in being so honored by the Trustees, joins the ranks of other significant Lexington institutions such as Cary Memorial Library and Lexington Education Foundation.

2009 Lexington Chamber of Commerce Award for “Best New Initiative in Support of Town Businesses” (for Holiday Pops)

2006 Nonprofit Net Award for “Forward-Looking Vision and Exemplary and Enduring Contribution to Our Community”

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