MYSO Play Your Part Campaign

MYSO Play Your Part Campaign supporting Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Impact Your Community



Did you know?


  • Nearly 50% of musicians represent populations of color
  • Close to 40% receive financial aid
  • 35% of enrollment are members/graduates of our Community Partnership Programs
  • Financial aid ranges from $330,000 to $350,000 each year
  • Nearly 20% of members live in City of Milwaukee low-to-moderate income neighborhoods




The Value of MYSO Membership Lasts a Lifetime



  • Connect with 1,000 like-minded, motivated young musicians, ages 8 - 18, from more than 200 schools, 60 communities and 14 counties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
  • Up to 35 weeks of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring training developing essential life-skills including:
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Confidence
    • Problem-solving and problem identification
    • Critical thinking and resourcefulness
    • Focus
    • Discipline
    • Cognitive and academic skills




How your Support Makes A Difference



Donations to MYSO help keep programs accessible and affordable to our families. Membership fees cover less than 1/3 of the true cost, thanks to your generous contributions.  

Financial aid can include support for:

  • Membership fees
  • Private lessons
  • Summer camps
  • Instruments
  • Transportation to rehearsals
  • Supplemental training programs
  • Sheet music
  • Touring



Thank you to our Sponsors



Can you imagine a world without music? Neither can we.

Play Your Part in ensuring the music continues for our dedicated MYSO students in this unique season.  Support our students in this annual fundraiser by investing in the lives of these devoted musicians. Every dollar you give enables a fellow musician to follow their dreams. 

NEW THIS YEAR!  Support the Anthony Petullo Play Your Part Matching Challenge by making a gift today.  From October 1, 2020 - November 15, 2020, every gift will be matched $1 to $1, up to $25,000!  

Play your part by making your gift today to guarantee MYSO will continue to nurture, challenge, and inspire  and change lives in the community around us.