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

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    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.