Nurture. Challenge. Inspire.

Every day at the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Explore to find out how.

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Helping Students Grow Through Music

Since 1956, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has been nurturing, challenging, and inspiring young minds through music, profoundly changing lives and our community for the better. MYSO has grown from one orchestra and 30 students to become the largest after-school youth orchestra in the country, and one of the most respected.ย 



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Your Support Means Everything

With your support, we are able to offer more than 40 ensembles and supplemental program options ranging from symphony and string orchestras, and jazz and steel pan bands, to music theory, composition, and international tours, providing quality musical experiences for a wide range of skill levels.

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