Music Worcester

Address: 319 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Contact: Midge Hamilton, Marketing Director
Phone: 508-754-3231
Fax: 508-754-8698

Exceptional Performances Since 1858


To perpetuate the legacy of the historic Worcester Music Festival, the nation's oldest festival, by enriching the cultural life of Central Massachusetts and its surrounding areas.


To be a community-minded, professionally-managed arts organization through the presentation of extraordinary performances by some of the world's most distinguished artists representing the symphony, chamber, dance and jazz genres.

To generate interest in music and enhance its understanding among people of all ages, including outreach to children in schools.

To be a cultural resource that contributes to the economic well being of the greater Central Massachusetts region.


Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival.  Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester's annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: Music-To-Go, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, Symphonic Project, in-schools residencies, and the Young Artist Competition.

Music Worcester also welcomes the activities of two subsidiary groups each year - The Worcester Chorus, which has been an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival since the very beginning in 1858, and The Music Guild, Music Worcester's volunteer league.

Recent News

  • Music Worcester Announces Endowment Campaign

    The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester Announces Endowment Campaign for Artistic Director Position Campaign Launch Announced at Music Worcester Opening Night Performance   Music Worcester takes great pride in announcing a Campaign for the Chorus - a Campaign to endo...

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  • Music Worcester Young Artist Competition Winners

    Winners Announced!  The Music Worcester Young Artist Competition is held each Spring and is open to Worcester County residents ages 12-18.  Student musicians performing pieces from the classical repertoire, on orchestral or band instruments, are encouraged to apply to the ...

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  • Young Artist Competition Winners Announced

    Music Worcester is pleased to announce the winners of this year's scholarship competition held at WPI's Alden Memorial Hall on May 2nd. The Young Artist Competition is open to piano and orchestral instrumental students performing a piece from the classical repertroire, and $...

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  • Music Worcester Young Artist Competition May 2nd

    Worcester, MA April 10, 2013 Student Musicians: Classical repertoire, orchestral instruments, open to students 12-18 years old residing in Worcester County:Annual Scholarship Competition presented by Music Worcester, for cash prizes to winners. First Prize is the Music G...

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