Music Worcester presents a season of events each year. Starting in the Fall and running through Spring, performances are presented in an exciting variety of venues. Guest artists with international orchestras, chamber and jazz ensembles, ballet companies and solo recitals make up a truly remarkable array of events in the city. 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.