Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Kyle Knox Is Appointed WYSO Music Director Effective July 1, 2018

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) is pleased to announce that Kyle Knox has been chosen as WYSO’s music director and conductor of the Youth Orchestra effective July 1, 2018. “I couldn’t be more excited about taking on this position,” Mr. Knox said. “WYSO is one of the pillar

Read more

2018 Chamber Music Camp Registration Now Open

July 30 – August 3, 2018 At the downtown campus of Madison College, Madison, WI About This five day summer Chamber Music Camp is designed for young musicians, age 11 – 18 who are interested in developing their performance and preparation skills with peers in a fun and

Read more

Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts Conclude WYSO Season

WYSO presented its third and final concert series of the season, the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts, on May 19 and May 20, 2018 in Mills Concert Hall. Programed pieces included works from Dmitri Shostakovich, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland, Jacques Offenbach, and more. The concert weekend

Read more

Newly Named Honors Brass Quintet Recognizes Major Alumnus Gift

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is pleased to announce that Charles and Eva Tibbetts of Eau Claire, WI have recently made a major commitment to the WYSO endowment. In recognition of this gift, the newly created WYSO Honors Brass Quintet will be named the Tibbetts Brass Quintet. Charles

Read more

Video: Sounds of the Season

WYSO is pleased to sponsor this year’s NBC15 broadcast of “Sounds of the Season,” a special holiday concert featuring local high school music ensembles, the WYSO Youth and Sinfonietta Orchestras, the WYSO Honors Brass Quintet, and an interview with Sinfonietta conductor Mark Leiser. Click here to view the broadcast.

Read more

WYSO Music Makers Host Inaugural Concert

WYSO Music Makers hosted their inaugural concert on Sunday, November 19 at UW-Madison Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall. The group performed pieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Harold Arlen, and more. The Madison Music Makers program was acquired by WYSO in July of 2017. Currently directed by accomplished violinist Paran Amirinazari,

Read more

Calling All Pianists

Do you play the piano? Are you interested in joining WYSO for the 2017-18 season? Since a substantial amount of this season’s repertoire calls for an advanced pianist, we have created a designated piano position in the WYSO for this season. Preference will be given to students

Read more

WYSO Staff in New Roles

On July 19th, the WYSO family bid a fond farewell to Jonathan Schroerlucke, Communications & Membership Coordinator, as he left to join the staff at Madison Opera. Jonathan brought numerous skills and a cheerful attitude to WYSO daily. We miss him, but we wish him well in

Read more

WYSO is Hiring

WYSO is currently hiring for a new position: WYSO Music Makers Membership Coordinator. WYSO Music Makers Membership Coordinator Under the guidance of the WYSO Music Makers Program Director, and under dictates of the current mission and vision of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, the WYSO MM Membership Coordinator

Read more

A letter from the WYSO Executive Director

Dear Friends of WYSO, I’d like to share some important and exciting news with you. Recently, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras unanimously voted to acquire the Madison Music Makers program, founded by Bonnie Greene in 2008, making it a program of the

Read more

Support WYSO

Click to make a secure online donation.

Shop at Amazon.com

Help support WYSO programs when you shop Amazon.com!

Sign up for our Emails

To receive WYSO news and updates Sign up for our newsletter