Your gift builds the pathway for student success
How will you make a difference?
Each year, thousands of students in the Milwaukee area participate in Wisconsin Conservatory of Music programming. Whether it be through private lessons, ensembles, camps, or in school through the Conservatory Connections program, many depend on gifts from supporters like you to remove the barriers there might be to music education.
A gift to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is an investment in the future musicians in the Milwaukee community and beyond. Thank you for joining us in making exceptional music education accessible for all.
Share the Joy of Music!
This year, as we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we not only honor our past but also look forward to a future filled with promise and potential. Your support will help us preserve this rich legacy, ensuring that future generations of musicians have the opportunity to learn, create, and share their art with the world.
As we commemorate this special milestone, we invite you to join us in our anniversary celebrations and invest in the future of music education. Your donation, no matter the size, will play a pivotal role in shaping the next chapter of WCM. Your support is not just a gift to us; it is an investment in the success of students across Milwaukee, who are passionate about learning through music. We look forward to celebrating our 125th anniversary with you and continuing our journey of sharing the joy of music for many more years to come!
P.S. Thanks to a generous funder, all donations will be matched up to $25,000! Your gift will help us ensure a future filled with music for the greater Milwaukee community. Please make your gift by December 31, 2023 to help us meet the match.
Your gift provides
Programs for schools & organizations
Conservatory ConnectionsWCM teachers deliver curriculum-based programs to 16,000+ students each year. Your gift will helps us meet the growing demand.
Lessons for children in need
Financial Aid for StudentsEach year, WCM awards nearly $200,000 in need-based financial aid to area students, with dozens more remaining on our waitlist.
Early Childhood Music Education
Smart Start™Our vision: To make Smart Start™ accessible city-wide; in every zip code. Music education is an essential part of getting children ready to attend school. Through Smart Start™, children develop better school readiness skills such as memory or language acquisition, social-emotional skills through teamwork and collaboration, and confidence to authentically grow.
Our scholarship recipients thank our donors.
“Dear Donors and WCM,
Thank you for awarding me the scholarship. I like music and playing piano makes me happy. I will keep practicing and learning new songs. Thank you again for your support.
A Guidestar Gold Seal Organization
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has been recognized with a Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency. By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world.
Music Changes Lives
“Music changes lives.” A phrase that certainly comes to mind when you think of Javon, who prior to WCM programs at his school, had little interest in music. Now, thanks to generous donors who allowed him to move into one-on-one lessons with WCM teaching artist Mitch Shiner, he’s a thriving young musician.
Blind since birth, Javon experiences the world through sound and touch. His fascination with how instruments produce sound continues to grow. He’s even had the chance to participate in his school’s drumline and make new friends through his new-found passion for music.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music embraces the values of accountability and transparency as a matter of ethical leadership and stewardship.