Last chance to order Sonora Cookies!

Sonora Holiday Cookie Sale

It’s time to order delicious holiday cookies and support Sonora!  They will be selling handmade cookies in a decorative bag for $10/dozen.  Order deadline is 12/5, pick-up at MyArts is 12/12.  You can pay in advance or at pick-up via PayPal, check or cash.  Click here to download the order form, and see the flier below for details.  Please email the completed form to

Upcoming SSM Performances

December 10th–Sonora and Book 4/5 Holiday Outreach at Olbrich: 1:00 Tune/ 1:30 Performance

December 12th–5:30 Play-in, Sonora Cookie Pick-up and Hot Cocoa Bar!
December 16th–SSM Book 1-3 Holiday Outreach Concert at Central Library: 9:30 Tune/ 10 Performance
December 16th–Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells: 3-4pm Celli, 4-4:45 Sonora and Book 4-5

Upcoming Viola Performance

December 17th–Violas at the Madison Children’s Museum, 3:15pm. Come enjoy the rich and festive sounds of the violas of Suzuki Strings of Madison as they present holiday and classical favorites.

Three optional fun Celli performances

December 2nd – Enchanted Valley Christmas Tree Farm, 3pm-5pm.  Playback and bucking!
December 8th – Community Service, Oak Park Senior Center 2pm -4pm. RSVP to Beth by December 2nd.
December 16th – Great Wolf Lodge 2:30 call, 3:15 perform, 4:00 watch violins; 4:45 -8:30 Swim party. Must RSVP to Beth by December 2nd.

Winter Solstice Concert

Please join for MCE’s Winter Solstice concert on Thursday, December 21st at MyArts!  A reception and door prizes will begin at 5 in the MyArts 4th floor atrium, followed by music at 7.  Admission is by donation.  See the flier below for more details!  Pizza orders for families will come out December 5th and be due December 15th.  Pizza will be served at 5:45 on 12/21.

ALL MCE members are encouraged to contribute to the fundraiser! Door prize donations should be delivered to MYArts or Beth’s house (2202 Van Hise) by December 19th.

Tuesday, December 19th–Winter Solstice Dress Rehearsal at MyArts Starlight Theater
5:00pm Call Time for all groups

Thursday, December 21st–Winter Solstice Reception and Benefit
5pm Call Time–Tune and warm up is in the Starlight Theater all cellists and violins.
5pm Reception and Door Prizes
7pm Concert
Donations to the Solstice Concert can be made HERE.


SAW Retreat in Madison

Sign-up today for the Winter Suzuki Association of Wisconsin retreat, January 12-14 at the Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center in Madison.  Click here to register, and see the linked flier for details.

Bach Double Competition

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is holding their annual Bach Double Competition!  This is open to students 8th grade and younger.  For audition details, click here.

Great Wolf Holiday Event

Sonora, Book 4/5 violins and selected Madison cello ensemble students are invited to play and splash at Great Wolf Lodge on Saturday, December 16th.  MCE performs from 3:15-4,  Sonora and Books 4/5 perform 4-4:45.  Sign-up is required, email Diana at  Please see flier below for details!


Holiday Hot Chocolate Social

Join us after the play-in on December 12th for a Holiday Hot Chocolate Social!  We’ll have hot cocoa and fun toppings available to purchase for $3 a cup.

NEW DATE for Suzuki Night at the Curious Crafter!

Join SSM students at the Curious Crafter on Tuesday, December 10th from 4:30-6:30 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW DATE AND TIME THAN PREVIOUSLY LISTED).  Participants will make a personalized name tag and have hot cocoa!  See the flier below for pricing and RSVP details.

Holiday Concert Repertoire–click to view and print!

Book 4/5 & Sonora Holiday Concerts–Olbrich Gardens (Sunday, December 10th) & Great Wolf Lodge (Saturday, December 16)

Books 1-3 Holiday Concert–Madison Central Public Library (December 16th)


Fall/Winter Calendar

It’s getting to be that busy time of year!  We have a printable of our remaining fall/winter dates.  Click here to view and print.

Sonora Retreat

Save the date for January 4-6: Sonora outreach, performances  and workshops in Door County

Overture Center Community Ticket Program

Reduced priced tickets are available through Overture Center’s community ticket program!  The current offerings are listed below.  Please email if you would like the promo code.

#1 All is Calm – Limit 3 tickets per patron order

Thu, Dec 7th – 7:30pm, Fri, Dec 8th – 7:30pm, Thu, Dec 14th – 7:30pm, Fri, Dec 15th – 7:30pm

Restrictions: Limited to side sections and balcony, Age Recommendation = 12 and older, no children under 6


#2   THE NUTCRACKER – Limit 3 tickets per patron order

Sunday, December 17th – 7pm, Wednesday, December 20th – 2pm, Thursday, December 21st – 7pm, Saturday, December 23rd – 7pm

Restrictions: Last four rows of Circle and Mezzanine, Tickets are available anywhere in the hall day of the show.

Age recommendation = 6 and up


#3 Drumline Live – Limit 10 tickets per patron order

Friday, January 5th – 7:30pm

Restrictions: None, Age Recommendation= 6 and up


#4 Changemaker Speaker Series: Luck is a State of Mind – Limit 10 tickets per patron order

Friday, January 5th – 7:30pm

Restrictions: None, Age recommendation: 6 and up


#5 The Rainbow Fish – Limit 10 tickets per patron order

Saturday, January 20th – 3pm

Restrictions: None, Age Recommendation: All ages