The registration deadline to audition for the 2018-2019 season was April 21, 2018. Please call our office at (608) 263-3320 with any questions.

Become part of our tradition of excellence

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras has held a vibrant reputation of excellence throughout its 50 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!

2018 Audition Schedule:

Registration available: February 1, 2018
Registration deadline: April 21, 2018
All auditions will be held June 6 – June 10, 2018

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.

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Audition Preparation

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