The Creation Project has given me an opportunity that many professional composers can only dream of. 


Present Music places composers in residence with young people to assist students in composing and creating meaningful musical works of their own.  Known as the Creation Project, the program always culminates in a public performance of the students’ compositions.  The public presentation is a concert performed by the participating students, sometimes in collaboration with Present Music’s professional musicians.

Upon completion of the ten week residency students have learned:

More than 1,000 students take part in the Creation Project annually. 

Living composers work with Milwaukee-area schools & community groups

MYSO Creation Project student conducting Senior Symphony in a spring concert at Uihlein Hall. Photo: Michelle Hoffman

2015 World Premeires




Our education program is made possible by generous donors in our community. We thank these organizations for making the Creation Project possible:

For more information on supporting the Creation Project or to host a program at your organization, call Chad Piechocki at (414) 271-0711 x4 or email