Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, the MSO reaches out to music lovers, from the youngest listeners to the most experienced concert-goers. Read more about our programs below!
Arts in Community Education (ACE) Program
This nationally acclaimed program enhances students’ total education through the integration of music and other art forms into the overall curriculum.
MSO Concerts for Schools
Experience the wonder of live orchestral music with your students at these daytime concerts designed to fit state educational standards.
Teen Choral Partners
Wisconsin high school choral ensembles are chosen annually to perform with the MSO for one of the teen programs in the Concerts for Schools series.
FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Young Artist Auditions – Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert
Open to all Wisconsin high school students, the Young Artist Auditions are held annually for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians. Winners receive scholarships and the opportunity to play in the Stars of Tomorrow concert with the MSO.
Bach Double Violin Competition
Violinists 14 years of age and younger are eligible for this annual competition. Winners perform with the MSO on the ACE concert series. Auditions are by appointment only and slots are first come, first serve.
Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition
Co-presented with PianoArts, this piano concerto competition for pianists ages 11-15 challenges young musicians while providing positive learning experiences through rehearsals, performances and classes with professional musicians.
Many opportunities are also available for adult enrichment.