HeartStrings®

The healing
power of music…

HeartStrings®

This music therapy-informed program continues to reach beyond traditional performance settings to bring live, interactive presentations by some of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s best players into healthcare and residential facilities. Our sessions have demonstrated extraordinary physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes for people of all ages and levels of functioning, reaching nearly 3,200 individuals each season.

2018-2019 Partner Locations

  • Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center
  • Waisman Center Early Childhood Program
  • Four Winds Manor Nursing Home
  • Brookdale Middleton Stonefield
  • Central Wisconsin Center
  • Milestone Senior Living
  • Hyland Crossings Memory Care
  • Oakwood Village University Woods
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Care Center
  • All Saints Memory Care

Are you interested in partnering with us?
If your facility would like to host the HeartStrings program, please submit this form.

HeartStrings Toolkit
The HeartStrings Tookit illustrates how to create a music therapy-informed community engagement program in your area. Copies are available for purchase, through the MSO.

Rhapsodie Quartet
The Rhapsodie Quartet includes our Co-Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, Principal Violist Christopher Dozoryst, Principal Cellist Karl Lavine, and violinist Laura Burns. The quartet makes monthly visits to our community partners, bringing a full season of activities to residents and caregivers.

The healing power of music… view our HeartStrings video.

Produced in partnership with Mirror 34 Productions.

View photos…

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Major funding provided by

MSOL
National Endowment for the Arts

Additional funding provided by

GHC
SSM Health
UnityPoint Health
UW Health

Susan S. Harris

David and Kato Perlman, funding for Oakwood Village-University Woods

Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.

Madison Arts Commission

Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, Inc.

WI Arts Board

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the
Wisconsin Arts Board.

This project is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

Wisconsin Arts Board support comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.