Happy Holidays!

SSM and MCE extends our best wishes for a magical holiday season.  We look forward to seeing you back at MyArts when classes resume on the 9th!

Winter Solstice Benefit

Wow, Madison Cello Ensemble families and friends!  Thank you for an incredible evening at the Solstice Benefit. We are very grateful for the support of our board members, Marcia Castor and Christopher Harrison and parents Collette Lee, for the amazing Giving Tree and Ellen Carlson, for organizing the pizza. Senior parents Kath Loving, Vanessa Ott and Glen Pawelski spent hours in set up! We can truly celebrate each student, family member, and volunteer who worked so hard practicing, getting donations, and showing up with hearts filled with joy and compassion, epitomizing the goals of our program – to create beauty and community through music!  Holiday Blessings and Cheers to Cellos!


The MCE Giving Tree 

A message from Collette Lee-

We are looking to raise money for MCE for the coming year.  The purpose of this fundraising is twofold: 

 To build up our scholarship fund to ensure that any child who wants to learn a stringed instrument isn’t turned away because they can’t afford it.

 To help cover the cost of our community outreach events throughout the year.  This includes big events like the MCE Winter Solstice and Cello Spring Concert which take considerable funds and teacher time, but also smaller events like Make Music Madison and Bach Around the Clock.  These funds will help pay for location, equipment, or set up fees as well as ensure our teachers are appropriately paid for their time.

Any amount is appreciated! Help us clear our tree and support all of the amazing students and teachers this year!  Donate to support a class, a child’s tuition, a retreat or workshop, a recital, the Cello Spring  Concert, Make Music Madison, Bach Around the Clock  or the Sugar Maple Music  – “Triple Forte Festival”. All of these opportunities and more are provided to every student through MCE at no additional cost!

And remember, all of your donations are tax-deductible in case you are looking for some year end giving!

2nd Semester Tuition

2nd semester tuition is available for booking on the website! Click here to pay tuition.

MCE students please note: Ensemble Cello Classes run 20 weeks versus 18 for violin.  They include both Suzuki repertoire and the evolving tradition of cello ensemble music. Students are offered opportunities to work with guest artists and multiple optional community performance opportunities.  Often, two or more teachers collaborate in the rehearsals to support ensembles, coach at differentiated levels, and provide accompaniment.

Spring Calendar

Click here to see SSM and MCE spring calendar dates!

January Review List

Click here to view and print!

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.

Sonora Retreat

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

Overture Community Ticket Program

#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