Express yourself with music whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player.

Taking up an instrument or joining a community ensemble is a fun hobby and a great social outlet!

students taking guitar lessons

Music Classes and Ensembles

Applied Guitar 2 | $125

For this class, you should be comfortable with basic music reading and chord knowledge.  The class will review material as needed from Applied Guitar 1 and you will continue to learn to read music as well as tablature. More advanced strumming patterns will be introduced, and beginning blues/rock examples will be explored.
#32477, Truax-Early Learning Center, 11/6-12/11, Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM

Ukulele 2 | $125

More chords, more songs, more strumming patterns, more ukulele fun! If you would like to continue on from Ukulele 1 or have some working knowledge of the ukulele and would like to learn more, then this is your class. In addition, learn the rhythmic finger roll, add tremolo to your strumming, and learn how to invent your own chords. Students are required to provide their own ukuleles.
#32489, Truax-Early Learning Center, 11/7-12/12, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Community Ensembles

JOIN US! Musical ensembles perform several times throughout the year at locations throughout the district. Performances are posted on the event calendar and open to the public. 

Madison Community Orchestra | $59

The Madison Community Orchestra is an ensemble of approximately 80 musicians of varying ages and abilities from the Madison area. We're committed to the growth and continuing education of amateur musicians through regular rehearsals and performances. The MCO rehearses weekly and performs four concerts per year, such as the Holiday Concert in the State Capitol Rotunda. Open to strings, brass and percussion by audition with the conductor, Blake Walter. Contact to schedule an audition.
Truax Campus - A1033A/B, Starts 9/5, Tuesday, 7:15-9:15 PM

Madison Municipal Band | $59

The Madison Municipal Band is a traditional concert band consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The mission of the ensemble is to provide opportunity for personal involvement in the arts, while fostering an environment for musical expression, appreciation, growth, and fellowship. The group performs in public concerts regularly in the Mitby Theater. Membership is open to all following brief seating audition with the conductor. Contact Joe Mesner at to schedule an audition.
Truax Campus - A1033A/B, Starts 9/6, Wednesday, 7:30-9 PM

Madison College Choral Collective | $59

If you like to sing, consider joining the Madison College Choral Collective. We're a community-based vocal ensemble of Madison College students and staff and Madison-area community members. The Choral Collective is a non-audition, inclusive organization and all are welcomed. Contact Caroline Henneberry at for more information.
Truax Campus - A1033A/B, Starts 9/7, Thursday, 7-9 PM

Madison College Big Band | $59

Here at Madison College we have two traditional sized jazz big bands that explore music periods and styles written for this ensemble, including swing, funk, Latin and modern jazz styles. These bands hold performances throughout the year on Madison College campuses and in surrounding communities. Open to all as space is available. Contact Jamie Kember at for more information. Audition required. Please do not register without Director approval.
Truax Campus - A1033A/B, Starts 9/11, Monday, 6:15-7:35 PM

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