Each year over 30,000 students in grades K-12 experience the wonder of live orchestral music through MSO Concerts for Schools. These curriculum-based programs feature great works of the vast symphonic repertoire performed by the professional musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Educational and engaging concert narration, preparation materials, and classroom visits by MSO volunteer docents give students the knowledge needed to grasp the music in greater depth. By understanding works in context, students develop a lifelong desire to hear orchestral music and a personal connection to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

2024.25 Concerts for Schools Season Brochure

Register for concerts in the 2024.25 Concerts for Schools Season!

Please note: All programs are subject to change. 


Concert Location

Seating will be assigned based on group size and accessibility needs.

Bradley Symphony Center, 212 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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lunch space availability

Reservations for lunch space will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Two weeks advance notice is required. Please contact the MSO Education Department at 414.226.7886 or email at for pricing information and further reservation details.



For all concerts, 1 complimentary chaperone ticket will be offered for every 10 paid student seats. We recommend that children under the age of three do not attend Concerts for Schools. All attendees, excluding complimentary chaperone seats, need to have a paid seat regardless of age. Click here to view our Concerts for Schools Chaperone Guide.


media release

The MSO reserves the right to photograph or videotape a concert attendee to use their physical likeness for publication, whether electronic, print, or digital.


Educational Materials

An MSO Teacher Resource Guide is provided for each concert. Guides include information about the music and composers, as well as suggested lesson plans and student activities. Lesson plans are specifically written to support Wisconsin’s Academic Content and Performance standards in music, language arts, and other subject areas. Follow the MSO Education Spotify Channel to access the accompanying Audio Guides.


Additional General Resources

Browse additional recommended online and print resources to aid in concert preparation and to introduce students to the orchestra.


The MSO thanks the following funders for their generous annual support that makes Concerts for Schools programming possible: United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), Herzfeld Foundation, Hearst Foundations, Westbury Bank, Townsend Foundation, Educators Credit Union, and the Eleanor N. Wilson and Irene Edelstein Memorial Funds as administered by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 

Concerts for Schools is supported in part by grants from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Milwaukee County Arts Fund (CAMPAC).