Music con Brio is an immersive, inclusive, community-based after-school music program housed at Emerson Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin. Registration in Music con Brio is open to all Madison area students in 1st – 4th grade. Once enrolled in the program, our students may continue through high school graduation. However, many of our students “graduate” out of the program early to join the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO), MadFiddle, or their school orchestras.
We currently offer instruction in violin, cello and piano. Students choose one primary instrument to begin, and may choose to add a secondary instrument starting in their second year. All of our students participate in partner lessons and group classes every week throughout the school year and during an optional 4-week summer program. We also offer special summer programming such as a Fiddle Intensive in partnership with the Sugar Maple Music Festival, Summer Workshop Series events, and supplemental summer classes like DIY Instruments and Composer Spotlights.