Staff Directory

Carter Simmons

Artistic Director; Music Director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director Carter Simmons has worked with the musicians and families of MYSO since 1992. In addition to leading the artistic and program staff, he is Music Director of MYSO’s Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. During his tenure, the organization has grown to serve 7,000 students and received recognition as an awardee of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Mr. Simmons is also Music Director of Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony and has been invited to conduct for the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Starry Nights Orchestra featuring artists of Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic among other orchestras. He has conducted the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra in Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He has also accompanied the orchestra for its performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Valencia’s Palau de la Música, Prague’s Dvořák Hall, Budapest’s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, in Argentina and Uruguay, and the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic.


Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra