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.


Concerts for Schools - Announcing 2024.25 Season!

Each year over 30,000 students in grades K-12 experience the wonder of live orchestral music through MSO Concerts for Schools.

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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.

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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.

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Stars of Tomorrow Auditions – Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert

Open to all Wisconsin high school students, the Stars of Tomorrow 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.
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Bach Double Violin Competition

Violinists in 8th grade 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.
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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.
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