Join a Tradition of Excellence

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras has held a vibrant reputation of excellence throughout its 50-plus years of existence. Marvin Rabin instilled strong values of integrity through education and performance, which remain alive today. We’re proud to share this opportunity with the youth of Wisconsin and anticipate your application! Application deadline is April 24, 2020.

Audition for WYSO

*To practice social distancing as recommended by the CDC, this year, WYSO will only accept taped auditions.

For Current Members Only

If you wish to remain in your current orchestra, please complete this Seat Reservation form and pay the $50 fee (plus a 3% transaction fee). This fee will be applied to next season’s tuition. Seat reservation deadline is April 24, 2020.

Reserve your Seat in WYSO

Making the Decision to Audition

The WYSO commitment includes attending Saturday morning rehearsals throughout the school year, performing in several concerts, and possibly missing one or two days of school for in-state school tours. Youth Orchestra members make an even larger commitment due to more concert dates and touring. Discuss the WYSO commitment with your family and how it will impact your school work, family time, friends and other extracurricular activities.

Eligibility requirements and string proficiency levels have been developed in order to ensure the highest quality musical, educational and social setting for all members. Please refer to these guidelines when determining which orchestra most suits your abilities.

Note: WYSO will place you in an orchestra best suited to your ability level. This may not be the orchestra for which you audition.

Eligibility and Proficiency     FAQ's

Audition Preparation

Please click on each button to learn more about what the components for the taped audition are and what to prepare. 

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