Conducting Apprenticeship Program

One or two high school students work with conductor Mikko Rankin Utevsky each season, studying score preparation, baton technique, and rehearsal skills. Participants will get to conduct the orchestra in rehearsal, and have in the past had the opportunity to conduct in the concert. Apply on the sign-up form. Contact the conductor for more information.

New Music Project

We are committed to supporting the creation of new music by young composers, for young musicians. Performing works by living composers is a vital part of the life of most professional musicians, and we believe strongly in making it a part of each summer's programs. Each year, we commission a short work from a young Madison-area composer. Past commissions have included:

Nathan Levy: Verberation (2012)

Jerry Hui: Glacies (2013)

Olivia Zeuske: Experiment No. 1 (2014)

Jonathan Posthuma: Concerto Grosso No. 1 in E minor (2015)

Ben Davis: is a is a is b is (2016)

Zachary Green: Semblance (2018)

Lawren Brianna Ware: Un sueño aplazado (2019)