2526 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 232-1510
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Established in 1997, the Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 community school of the arts, providing private and group music and art instruction for all ages. The Arts Center is a warm and friendly place, alive with the sounds of music-making and the energy of art-making. Altogether, MSAC teachers, students and their families create a special community of individuals, developing, sharing and appreciating artistic expression.




Mission: Monroe Street Arts Center engages a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self.

Status: Non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status; donations are tax deductible.

Offering: Instruction in music–piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, harmonica, trumpet, and bass–and art, including drawing, painting, photography, and print-making

Serving: More than 330 private music students and more than 500 art students

Faculty: More than 25 highly qualified music and art teachers with significant teaching experience; for more information about our talented faculty, visit our Faculty, Staff, and Board page

Volunteers: Community volunteers plus interns from Edgewood College

Scholarships: Financial assistance is available for families in need. Donations to MSAC’s scholarship fund, Claire’s Scholarship Fund, are always welcome and appreciated (and are tax-deductible).

Affiliations: ArtsWisconsin, Monroe Street Merchant’s Association, Music Together

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