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Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Results Announced

We are excited to announce the results of the 2017-2018 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. Our judges this year heard an unusually high number of students, and an extraordinarily high level of playing. Congratulations to each musician who participated. The competition aside, learning a concerto movement is a […]

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Percussion Ensemble Featured At State Music Conference

The WYSO Percussion Ensemble was featured at the prestigious Wisconsin State Music Conference on Thursday, October 26. Held annually at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, the conference is attended by countless music educators, students, parents, and music industry leaders. This year, Percussion Ensemble Director Vicki Jenks was […]

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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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Taste of WYSO

Tomorrow, October 26th, WYSO will be holding it’s annual Taste of WYSO. This is a phenomenal event in which members and their families bring in dishes from their family history. We often have over 100+ dishes based from all parts of the globe.  This a great event that is aimed at welcoming new […]

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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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