Our Community Partnership Programs (CPP) focus on children who either reside in or attend a school in the City of Milwaukee. CPP musical genres include strings, jazz, steel pan and bucket drumming. Some of the organizations we work with in CPP include Milwaukee Schools (including Milwaukee Public Schools), the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and the Latino Arts Strings Program. Beyond the City of Milwaukee we initiated a beginning strings training program at Blair Elementary School, a predominantly Latino public school in Waukesha.
We also offer 25+ free concert performances to more than 6,000 children attending Milwaukee area schools, where they see their peers performing in a MYSO ensemble.
Percussion and steel pan instruction is offered after school at local Boys & Girls Clubs locations for students in grades 6-12.
This program offers more than 25 free concert performances annually to more than 5,000 area children, engaging them in a peer-to-peer performance by a MYSO ensemble. These concerts include an educational component, teaching student audiences about the featured ensemble’s instrumentation, composers, and history of music.
Our outreach program with Milwaukee schools is aimed at reaching a large number of students who are underserved in music education. Children in our Progressions program must either reside in or attend a school in the City of Milwaukee. Over half of the students in our Calypso and Soca steel pan ensembles and our Jazz Studies programs either reside or attend school in the City of Milwaukee.
A beginning string training program at Blair Elementary School, a predominantly Latino public school in Waukesha, this program replicates the award-winning Progressions program and helps expand music training to underserved children.
MYSO and the Latino Arts Strings Program have established an ongoing creative collaboration which assists students participating in both programs.
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