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 rehearse with MSO Chorus Director Lee Erickson and perform with the MSO for one of the teen programs in the Concerts for Schools series.
Joan Steele Stein Kinderkonzerts
Kinderkonzerts are the perfect introduction to the exciting world of classical music for the little ones in your life! Especially designed for children ages 4 to 10, these family-friendly concerts are where music, magic, storytelling and fun come alive onstage!
All Kinderkonzerts begin at 1:00 pm with an hour of interactive pre-concert activities sponsored by the MSO League, followed by a 2:00 pm performance. Browse the book fair, visit the instrument petting zoo, meet special guests, and make crafts with our wonderful community partners! (Please note that activities vary by performance.)
2012.13 SEASON KINDERKONZERTS
The Seahorse and the Crab / Peter and the Wolf
November 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Uihlein Hall
The Composer is Dead
music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket
April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Pabst Theater
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.
Many opportunities are also available for adult enrichment.