Young Artist Auditions


2016 Young Artist Auditions

Forte’s 49th annual Young Artist Auditions

Saturday February 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. – Preliminary rounds begin | 1:00 p.m. Final round (tentative)

Forte’s Young Artist 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 Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert on the evening of Thursday May 12, 2016 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Audition slots are limited and will be 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. Finalists and honorable mentions will be given the opportunity to play side-by-side with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians.

With questions, please contact Karli Larsen at 414.226.7885 or

To register, please complete the Young Artist Auditions application and return to the MSO Education Department.

► Download the 2016 Young Artist Auditions application 


Past Stars of Tomorrow Finalists

2015: Julian Rhee, Robert Rockman, Hannah White

2014: Mercedes Cullen, Bethany Moss, Julia Simpson

2013: Thomas Bagin, David Cao, Holly Spangenberg

2012: Aidah Kaetterhenry, Kartik Papatla, Chloe Tula


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Rebecca Whitney: 414.226.7886