Yearly archive for 2013

Support WYSO through Power 2 Give

If you are interested in donating this holiday season, think about giving to WYSO’s 3 projects through Dane County Power 2 Give. For every dollar you donate an additional 25 cents will be donated to our projects. Please visit the site here, and thank you for donating

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WYSO Steenbock Fall Concerts an Astounding Success

This past weekend WYSO launched its first concert series of the year with great success. The Steenbock Fall concert series honors music teachers in the state of Wisconsin, a large portion of which honored WYSO with their presence this weekend. The concert series kicked off with Sinfonietta

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WYSO Honors Music Teachers at Steenbock Fall Concerts

WYSO will present its first concert series of the year, the Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts, on Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17. More than 350 young musicians will display their great talents to the community during the three concerts, which are dedicated to local music teachers.

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Former WYSO Alum Ken Woods to Conduct UW Orchestra

On Nov. 2nd in Mills Hall, Madison Native Kenneth Woods will be returning from Wales to conduct internationally-known violinist, Rachel Barton-Pine, with the UW-Madison Orchestra. They will be performing the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77. They will also be performing The Gale of Life

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WYSO holds annual open rehearsal for prospective members

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, music students, families, and teachers are invited to come and see what WYSO has to offer at the Fall Open Rehearsal. The event will begin at 10:00am with a meet and greet featuring breakfast snacks in the Strelow Lounge of the UW

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WYSO welcomes two new faces to its administration offices

It is with great enthusiasm that WYSO would like to welcome Leah Schultz and Jonathan Schroerlucke to it’s administrative staff. Leah will be our new Administrative Assistant in the office. She is a former member of WYSO and a working musician here in Madison. Leah has a charming personality

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Joe Bernstein Promoted to Director of Operations and Education

It is with great excitement that we would like to announce that Joe Bernstein has been promoted to Director of Operations and Education. Since 2008 Joe has been an invaluable asset to the WYSO. team.  Whether he was planning rehearsals, recruiting prospective members or planning concert tours Joe has always been consistent in

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Dr. Noa Kageyama, a Juilliard-trained violinist-turned-psychologist, gives two workshops on “Psychological Skills of Top Performers”

The UW has invited Dr. Noa Kageyama to give two evening workshops on, “Psychological Skills of Top Performers”. Kageyama,  a Julliard-trained violinist-turned-psychologist, will use wisdom gleaned from sports psychology, among many other sources to talk about how to succeed in the music business. It’s not always about skills

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WYSO Receives $200,000.00 Endowment Gift from Batterman Foundation

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) has received a wonderful gift at the start of the organization’s 48th season. The Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation recently awarded WYSO an endowment gift of $200,000.00 to create the Eric D. Batterman Memorial Fund, the income from which will support the

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WYSO Offers Endangered Instrument Workshop Series

WYSO Offers Endangered Instrument Workshop Series Last fall, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras received a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation to begin addressing an increasingly significant issue for youth and school orchestras: how to bring attention to three “endangered” instruments, horn, viola, and bassoon. Students and teachers

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