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 2021.22 Season!
Each year over 30,000 students in grades K-12 experience the wonder of live orchestral music through MSO Concerts for Schools.
The past year has been one of the most challenging and difficult most of us have ever experienced. This concert will explore how music allows us to feel, process, and respond without words. Best enjoyed by grades 3 through 12. Available through June 11th. For more information about these performances and the registration form, please visit our Concerts for Schools page here.
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.
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
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.
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.
Many opportunities are available for adult enrichment, both inside and outside the Hall.