What do you look for in a volunteer opportunity? Community betterment? Fostering the imagination of a classroom of children? Interacting with local musicians? Rediscovering your passion for music?

If any of these topics struck a chord, we invite you to join our 500 volunteers and explore the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s volunteer league, Forte! Founded in 1959, Forte supports the symphony through educational outreach, community engagement and event-driven fundraising. By offering our time and skills, we foster lasting and committed relationships while helping to secure the long-term sustainability of the orchestra.



  • Ushering for MSO classics and pops concerts
  • Ushering concerts for young people
  • Becoming a docent for a classroom of children preparing to see the orchestra
  • Greeting at the Salon series, concerts for small groups in exclusive homes around the city
  • Participating in our corporate volunteer program, either individually as an expert or as part of a team-building initiative
  • And many more!



Forte volunteers impact nearly 40,000 people annually, including 20,000 school-age children. They sit on the MSO Board and inform volunteer opportunities throughout the MSO. We invite you to join Forte, and bring your own skills and passion to the Milwaukee Symphony as we build up the arts in our community. Where do you see yourself making a difference?


Bradley Symphony Center Volunteer Form

If you are interested in ushering or being a MSO ambassador at the new Bradley Symphony Center, sign up here and we will contact you in the summer of 2020 with more details!

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All volunteering opportunities, from ushering a youth concert to Salon event set-up, are announced through the MSO Volunteer Center, hosted by Volgistics, a secure third-party website. After you set up an account and specify which types of activities are of interest to you, available volunteer opportunities only will be communicated via email as they arise. Thank you in advance—we couldn’t do it without you.

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You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions after you complete the sign-up process.



Log in to your Volgistics account to sign up for current opportunities, track volunteer hours, or update your account information.

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Please contact Ana Cook by email or by calling 414.226.7839.