Education & Community Engagement


    Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we reach out to all music lovers, from the youngest listeners to the most experienced concert-goers.


              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.


    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 11-16 challenges young musicians while providing positive learning experiences through rehearsals, performances and classes with professional musicians.
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    Many opportunities are available for adult enrichment, both inside and outside the Hall.