Instrumental In Changing Lives
At the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), we empower young people from diverse backgrounds to joyfully pursue musical excellence while building crucial life skills.
MYSO is one of the most successful and respected youth orchestra programs in the nation, regularly recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its artistic excellence.
With 1,000 young musicians ages 8‐18 from as many as 215 schools, 60 communities, and 14 counties throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois participating in MYSO’s many music training programs, it has become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the United States.
Instrumental in changing lives since 1956, MYSO’s programs foster critical thinking skills, creativity and collaboration through a constellation of high quality ensemble options, Community Partnership Programs and enrichment opportunities ranging from symphony and string orchestras, to jazz and steel pan bands, all providing high quality musical experiences to students at various skill levels.