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.

For the 2022-2023 season, recitals are scheduled for the following dates:

          November 19, 2022  –  February 25, 2023  –  April 15, 2023

                        All dates are Saturdays, from 2pm to 4pm

The deadline to register for each recital is 8 days prior to its scheduled date.
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.

Please direct any questions to:

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center follows the current public health guidelines set forth by the Winnebago County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health.  Please consult these agencies for their current guidelines.

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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.