Stars of Tomorrow Auditions

Forte’s annual Stars of Tomorrow auditions - 2018

Congratulations to 2018 Stars of Tomorrow winner, Monona Suzuki, violin, who will be performing with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at our Youth Concerts in January 2019!


Congratulations to the 2018 Stars of Tomorrow soloists!

David Pickar, marimba – Weston

Maggie Setterstrom, flute – Monroe

Monona Suzuki, violin – Fitchburg

Forte’s 2018 Stars of Tomorrow Auditions were held on Saturday, February 17. These auditions are open to all Wisconsin high school string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians. The top three winners will have the honor of appearing as soloists with the MSO at the 50th Anniversary Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert on April 12, 2018. Audition slots are limited and are granted on a first-come, first served basis as applications are received.

In addition to the honor of performing as a soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, winners are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in scholarships. Semi-finalists and honorable mentions will be given the opportunity to play side-by-side with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians.

With questions, please contact the Rebecca Whitney at 414.226.7885 or


Ney Rosauro
Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra
             IV. Despedida (Farewell)
                         David Pickar

Georges Hüe
Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra
                          Maggie Setterstrom

Concerto No. 2 in B minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 7, “La Clochette”
             III. Rondo
                          Monona Suzuki

Symphony in D minor
             I. Lento - Allegro non troppo
             II. Allegretto
             III. Allegro non troppo
                           Stars of Tomorrow Finalists and Honorable Mentions



Registration is now closed for the 2018 Stars of Tomorrow Auditions. Registration information will be posted here for 2019 when it is available.



2017: Cassidy Franzmeier, Garrison Keller, Emily Hauer

2016: Maynie Bradley, Arianna Brusubardis, Tabby Rhee

2015: Julian Rhee, Robert Rockman, Hannah White


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Phone: 414.226.7886

Stars of Tomorrow auditions video

VIDEO : Stars of Tomorrow Turns 50!

Since its inception, thousands of student musicians have participated in this thriving Milwaukee arts tradition that continues to inspire the next generation of Wisconsin musicians. Watch to learn more about the Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow program from recent participants themselves.