Teen Series

Nationally recognized educator and conductor Randal Swiggum leads the Milwaukee Symphony’s annual Teen Choral Partners project. Swiggum employs his expertise in Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance to curate the concert experience specifically for middle and high school audiences. In addition, each student receives his or her own Teen Guide specifically created for this concert and prepared by the conductor himself.


Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

February 14, 2018 at 10:30 am | Uihlein Hall

Randal Swiggum, conductor

Featuring the 2018 Teen Choral Partners competition winners:

Milwaukee High School of the Arts (Milwaukee, WI)
Raymond Roberts, director

Sheboygan Lutheran High School (Sheboygan, WI)
Matthew Thiel, director

Plymouth High School (Plymouth, WI)
Amanda Smith, director

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

“Lenny seemed hopelessly fated for success”, said former New York Times drama critic Harold Clurman of Leonard Bernstein. In celebration of this versatile and multifaceted musician’s centenary, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform his wonderfully diverse Chichester Psalms with the 2018 Teen Choral Partners.

► Download the Concerts for Schools registration form 

► Download the Teen Choral Partners Student Guide


LISTEN - 2017 Teen Series Concert

Stream a live recording of our most recent Teen Series performance, featuring our 2017 Teen Choral Partners competition winners.


Randal Swiggum, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Bay Port High School Concert Choir
Living Word Lutheran High School A Cappella Choir
McFarland High School A Cappella Choir
Pius XI Catholic High School Concert Choir
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Recorded live in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, February 8, 2017

Enjoy the music, compliments of the MSO musicians.


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Phone: 414.226.7886
Email: edu@mso.org