Middle School Outreach Ensembles

An Inspiring Music Learning Experience for Developing Middle School Musicians

promotional graphicThe Middle School Outreach Ensembles (MSOE) at Colorado State University provide an inspirational music learning experience and chances to form and engage in a broad music community.

The MSOE program is for students currently enrolled in their middle school band or orchestra students who have had at least one year of instruction on their instrument. Over a period of three months, students receive instrument-specific group instruction and exciting opportunities to engage with music exploration activities.

The 2021 MSOE will take place online and concludes with a virtual showcase of student work.


Dates and Schedule

2021 MSOE Rehearsal Dates (Zoom)

Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3: MSOE Night 1
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10: MSOE Night 2 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17: MSOE Night 3
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24: MSOE Night 4
  • Wednesday, March 3: MSOE Night 5
  • Wednesday, March 10: MSOE Night 6
  • Wednesday, March 17: MSOE Night 7
  • Wednesday, March 24: MSOE Night 8
  • Wednesday, March 31: MSOE Night 9

MSOE Showcase

  • Wednesday, April 7: 6-8pm: MSOE Concert Community Event. Enjoy a showcase of recordings and students and teachers presenting about MSOE and the power of music.

MSOE Carnival

  • Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.; FREE and open to the public
Cost and Registration

Cost: $30 to be paid with registration materials

Registration deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

Register here!

7th and 8th Grade Participants

MSOE is open to all 7th and 8th grade students who are currently enrolled in their school band or orchestra. 

For more information, contact Jessica Warner at jessica.warner@colostate.edu

6th Grade/Homeschool Auditions Requirements

Open to 6th grade by school music director recommendation. Process for 6th graders also includes performing a short diagnostic piece and scales (find music excerpts here).

This can be recorded on a phone; please submit by Jan. 15, 2021 to Jessica Warner jessica.warner@colostate.edu

School music directors should fill out this recommendation form for their 6th grad applicants. Thanks!

For more information, contact Jessica Warner at jessica.warner@colostate.edu


Jessica Warner

Instructor of Music; Music Education; Coordinator of Community Engagement