Mission Statement

Students gain skills by practicing as individuals. By applying these skills to an ensemble performance, they will develop their sense of hearing and become an integral part of harmony and cooperation. The wide variety of training at Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will broaden their ensemble repertoire. By focusing on orchestral music, the musicians will enjoy a highly pleasing pure tone of ensemble mixture. Furthermore, the musicians will be promoting art in their local community.

Music Director

Taka Matsunaga

Orchestra Levels

  • Midwest String Orchestra: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate String Student Group
  • Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra: Intermediate to Advance Student Group
  • Core Members: Advanced Student Group

Orchestra placement is by audition. Students with ability leveles equivalent to Suzuki Books 1 and 2 are most likely not ready to participate in the Midwest String Orchestra.