Young Musicians Series

MPAC’s Programs

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Young Musicians Series recitals provide an opportunity for area young musicians to shine! In preparation for recitals, students develop memorization skills, poise, and self-discipline, while becoming familiar with great music and musicians. The young musicians are motivated to practice as they look forward to performing for family members and the community.

The Young Musicians Series recitals are open to all students ages 8-18. Students are welcome to register as solo performers or in small ensembles, and they should choose performance pieces between 3 and 8 minutes long. All participants are required to have a teacher recommendation (from either a private lesson teacher or school music teacher). There is no registration fee, and selection is on first-come first-serve basis.

The deadline to register for the Nov. 20th recital is Friday, Nov. 12th.
To register, please contact Anne Marie Olson at with the following information:
Student name, contact phone number (student or guardian), instrument, student age, piece, composer and length of piece, accompanist’s name if appropriate, and teacher’s name and phone number. 

For the 2021-2022 season, recitals are scheduled for the following dates:

     November 20th 2021,  February 26th 2022  and April 9th 2022

     all dates are Saturdays, from 2pm to 4pm

Please direct any questions to:

Section Menu




Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition


Young Musicians Series


Art Song Project


Piano Performance Group


Lecture Series

Contact Information


Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
415 N Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103-6810

Phone 815.964.9713


Office Hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday (closed holidays) and by appointment only.

Please call to make an appointment.