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 Forte Volunteer League 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.


Download the 2020.21 registration form

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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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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 ticket regardless of age.


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.


Concerts for Schools is funded by the Herzfeld Foundation and the Eleanor N. Wilson and Irene Edelstein Memorial Funds as administered by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Concerts for Schools is also supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). All MSO education programs are supported in part by an endowment from the Hearst Foundations and the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).