Chamber Music at MYSO

Honors Chamber Music Program with Frank Almond

Honors Chamber Music with Frank Almond is the premiere chamber music program at MYSO. Led by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and MYSO Artist-in-Residence Frank Almond, the program provides an advanced chamber music experience for our most accomplished players. Drawn from Senior Symphony by invitation only, the repertoire will focus on complete works from the standard repertoire.

Rehearsals take place Mondays, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Extensive coaching by Mr. Almond and select Frankly Music colleagues ensures the highest degree of musical preparation.

Two recitals are planned: November 24, 2019, at 7:00 pm, in Youth Arts Hall, and a May 2020 date TBA at St. John’s on the Lake. Repertoire will be different for each program. The ensembles will also have an opportunity to play a movement from a larger work on the Davidson Chamber Ensemble Recitals on March 29, 2020.

Fee: $230.

Start date: September 2019.

This program is currently filled for the 2019-20 season.  Please contact donsipe@myso.org to inquire about the 2020-21 season.

Davidson Chamber Music Program

2019-20 marks the 35th year that MYSO will offer the Davidson Chamber Music Program. For intermediate to advanced musicians from grades 6-12, this program features ten hours of coaching by a professional musical artist.

Ensembles from trios to nonets explore new and old chamber music. Approximately 100 participate in the program annually.

The culminating event is a set of four recitals on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Youth Arts Hall of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.

Any MYSO member intermediate to advanced level in grade 6 and up can apply. Organized in the fall, rehearsals begin in January.

Fee: $130

Apply here.

MYSO Community Artists

Each season MYSO receives requests for approximately 150 performances for community outreach performances and/or spoken testimonials. These performances are an important for awareness of MYSO’s work in the community and for nurturing important relationships with our donors. These performances are available to soloists, duo, trios, and larger chamber ensembles.

Due to the value of these engagements for MYSO, our students are paid and/or given credit to their membership fees for participating.

To be approved to take part in the MYSO Community Artists Program, students will receive specialized instruction on the music and presentation skills by MYSO staff. There will instruction on how to be organized, how to present yourself with poise on stage, and tips for giving your testimonial if called upon to do so.

Fee: None.

Apply here.