Parent reflection questionnaire and June 2021-June 2022 year end review !!!

Dear Parents of SSM and MCE,

WE DID IT ! We came out of the first locked down, zoom filled year of the pandemic, and adapted, adjusted, and kept the music flowing .

WE celebrated our 30 year anniversary with a concert featuring violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

We began our year in the MYArts building for group classes, nearly all of which were in person.

We formed a partnership with the Madison Cello Ensemble.

We welcomed new teachers and leadership roles.

WE had a very full calendar ( FULL LIST BELOW with photos)

Please fill out this electronic survey ( one for each child enrolled) to help us plan for 2022-23. Many thanks for sharing this year with us at SSM and MCE.  Onward!


Enjoy reflecting and celebrating 30 years moving forward !


Besides weekly group classes and  monthly play-ins this calendar year,

Concerts and Special Events 2021-2022

June 2021 Sonora performed with Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

August 2021 SSM at the Madison Mallards

September 2021 SSM at the Madison Children’s Museum and SPHINX Virtuosi outreach

October 2021 Halloween Concert, Solo recital,  and MCE Briarpatch outreach

December 2021 Sonora at Olbrich Gardens,  Book 2-5 at State Capitol Holiday Concert,  Solo recital,  MCE Solstice Concert, and  MCE at Promega

January 2022 Suzuki Association of Wisconsin Retreat and Solo recital

February 2022 Solo Recital and SSM/MCE Metcalfe’s 30th Anniversary

March 2022 Bach Around the Clock  Sonora, SSM, and MCE

May 2022  All School Spring Recital, Solo Recital, 100 day club, and WYSO mock auditions class

June 2022 Graduation Recital , Sonora at Milwaukee Art Museum , SSM at the Mallards,

SSM and MCE at MYArts Donor event and , Make Music Madison in two locations; SSM/MCE

July 2022 MCE at Monona Terrace and SSM /MCE at Concerts on the Square Children’s tent

August 2022 Fantastic Folk and Fiddle collaboration – workshop and performance and MCE retreat