Musical Notes Campaign Moves Online

Musical Notes is the WYSO membership’s annual family fundraiser. The fundraiser began as a way for WYSO members to share their WYSO experience with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors through letter-writing. Monetary donations raised through the Musical Notes campaign help keep tuition costs affordable. The campaign has

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WYSO Web Store Now Open

Show your support for WYSO by shopping at our online store, where you can find everything from WYSO hats to WYSO hoodies. We currently carry men’s, women’s and youth apparel in most sizes. The store closes on September 22, so shop for your WYSO gear now. Click

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International Tour Takes WYSO Students To Peruvian Highlands And More

When 80 students of WYSO’s Youth Orchestra stepped off the plane in Cusco, Peru during their international tour this past July, they were at 10,860 feet, 10,119 feet higher than Madison, WI. Altitude adjustment was one of many logistical considerations, but in the end, the trip was

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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,

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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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