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First Lady and President’s Committee to Recognize Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra at the White House

At a ceremony at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama will present representatives from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award—the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Only 12 awards are given each year out of a field of 350 nominations and 50 finalists, and only 2 programs from Wisconsin have received the award since 1998. The award is given to programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. Keep Reading


OnMilwaukee

MYSO receives award from Michelle Obama at the White House

Today, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra announced that it is one of 12 programs that have been selected to receive an award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award – the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs, given to programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people – is handed out each year from a field of 350 nominations and 50 finalists. Only two Wisconsin programs have won since 1998. Keep Reading


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Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra to be honored by White House

The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is receiving a very high-honor from the White House Tuesday.

Michelle Obama will be presenting MYSO with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award – the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs.

The award is given to programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. Keep Reading


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Michelle Obama thanks MYSO for supporting Milwaukee’s young musicians

The difficult thing about doing your job well for a long period of time is that people tend to take you for granted.

The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra is in just such a situation, or at least it was before last week, when first lady Michelle Obama presented MYSO Executive Director Linda Edelstein and student cellist Malik Johnson with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award and a couple of hugs at the White House. Keep Reading


Lake Effect

Local Youth Orchestra Honored at White House

Though the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra has been playing since 1956, its Community Partnership Programs didn’t begin until 2003. The Progressions program, an intensive string training for middle school students, has helped put the orchestra on the map. Keep Reading


Washington Post

Michelle Obama awards 13 youth arts programs

WASHINGTON — Calling a group of artistic youth the “next generation of fabulous,” Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the country and one international program from Honduras.

Honorees included a musical theater program co-created by comedian Rosie O’Donnell that serves low-income students in New York City. Keep Reading


Tech Times

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Thirteen Youth Arts Programs

Nov. 17 is a memorable day for youth after school programs, especially the 13 that First Lady Michelle Obama awarded $10,000 to at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Awards.

Of course, it’s not just about the money but the recognition that comes along with being acknowledged by the White House as one of the best programs for youth in terms of developing and improving the academic skills using arts and the humanities. Keep Reading


ABC News

Michelle Obama Awards 13 Youth Arts Programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling a group of artistic youth the “next generation of fabulous,” Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the country and one international program from Honduras.

Honorees included a musical theater program co-created by comedian Rosie O’Donnell that serves low-income students in New York City. Keep Reading