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The First Note


Welcome to the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra. We believe that there is magic in bringing musicians of all ages together to explore, rehearse, and perform great music.

Together In Harmony


There is nothing new about the idea of an intergenerational community. In fact, intergenerational groups are as old as the human family. Our musical family, in all of it's uniquenss, will thrive from our rich diversity. After all, each of us needs something and has something to give away.

The Future Sounds Good


We have a chair waiting for you.  The iGen Symphony Orchestra welcomes string players from middle school age on up. The WIO Studio will help support those who need more technical assistance with our repertoire.

We hope you will agree

“It’s Time to Play”

A note from Anne Marie 


Thank you for visiting our website. You've heard the expression "Music is the international language". We believe that music is also the tool we can use to help build community, understanding and compassion. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the beloved Japanese violinist and teacher, once said "Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart."  It is our hope that the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra will open many hearts in unexpected ways as our musical journey unfolds.  —  Anne Marie Peterson

WIO Receives Statewide Recognition


The Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra was honored to be selected by the

Wisconsin Chapter of the American String Teachers Association for the

2017 Outstanding Administrator of the Year and Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Pictured are (from left to right) BIll Chandler, Anne Marie Peterson,

Sue Chandler and Jian Sun. The awards were given at the WiASTA 

Annual Awards Luncheon in Madison, WIsconsin. 

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