Developed by Maestro Sewell in 2016, the Super Strings Program connects early-elementary school children with a WCO musician who provides the students with music education curriculum and violin lessons. 

While the context is music, the aim is to develop life skills and self-awareness using a strong mentor relationship as the foundation. 

During the pandemic, we established a new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

See how the WCO overcomes COVID-19 challenges to teach virtual violin lessons, as featured on WMTV.

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The curriculum includes basic violin techniques, including care for the instrument and bow, learning how to hold the bow, practicing rhythm, and bow arm exercises.

“Super Strings really fits the goal and educational mantra of what we are trying to do by getting instruments into the hands of young students who would otherwise not have an opportunity to do so.”
– Maestro Andrew Sewell

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Family Series I

Family Series I

El Salón México
Saturday, April 2, 2022 — 10:00 AM
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The Nutcracker

With Madison Ballet
Friday, December 17, 2021 — 7:00 PM to
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Overture Hall — Overture Center for the Arts
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Youth and Education Programs

Youth and Education Programs

The WCO is committed to the development of education programs that teach, inspire, and motivate our next generation through classical music.

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