forte's annual stars of tomorrow auditions - 2023

Forte's 2023 Stars of Tomorrow Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 18 at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa. These auditions are open to all Wisconsin high school string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians. The three finalists will have the honor of appearing as soloists with the MSO at the Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert on May 9, 2023.

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 MSO Education Department at 414.226.7885 or


registration & Approved Competition Repertoire

The 2023 Stars of Tomorrow Application is now available here. Applications, including the $40.00 registration fee, must be postmarked no later than January 23, 2023.

NEW FOR 2023:

A newly revised and expanded Approved Stars of Tomorrow Repertoire List is now available here. Students must play a piece listed on the approved list for the 2023 competition. Please contact us at 414.226.7885 or with any questions.

Congratulations to 2022 Stars of Tomorrow winner, Amelia Zitoun, cello. Amelia performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on our October 2022 youth concerts. 



2022: Shreya Girish, Clark Snavely, Amelia Zitoun

2021: Joseph Batterman, Cynthia Yan, Ellen Zhou

2020: Grayson Eichmeier, Ava Kenney, Grace Kim


With questions regarding application fees, please contact the MSO Education Department at or 414.226.7885.