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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Madison Music Makers Concert

Our friends over at Madison Music Makers will be having their last concert of the season June 4 at 4:00 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Several Madison Music Makers are also WYSO members! They have worked all season long to prepare for this stellar concert. Be sure

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WYSO Concert Season Ends

The WYSO 2016 – 2017 concert season has ended. This season saw performances by special guest artist such as Ken Woods, Cynthia Woods, and Tom Sharpe; amazing concerto performances by several of our young musicians; the addition of a 5th orchestra – Opus One; and countless memorable

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WYSO Performs at Concert in the Park

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is proud to be a part of Concert in the Park, Hosted by The Gialamas Co. on August 9, 2017 for yet another season. For eight consecutive years, WYSO has been invited by The Gialamas Company to be a part of this spectacular event. This

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Registration for Chamber Music Camp Now Open

WYSO will be hosting its Chamber Music Camp from July 10 – July 14, 207. 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

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