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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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Endangered Instrument Workshops in April

On Saturday, April 8 we will hold another session of our Endangered Instrument Workshops. These FREE workshops are designed for bassoon, viola, horn, low brass, and bass to receive individual attention from a professional coach to improve their technique. For more information please visit our Endangered Instrument […]

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Concerto Competition Winners to Perform at Winterfest

The Youth Orchestra concert at 7:00 pm on March 18, will feature two of the winners from the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition: Violinist, Mary Deck and Percussionist, Adam Goren.  Mary Deck, age 16, is a junior at Madison West High School, and has been a part of […]

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Winterfest Concerts

The Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concert Series will be taking place on March 11, 2017. The concerts will feature Opus One, Sinfonietta, Harp Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra. For more information and program repertoire, please click here. Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:30 am – Opus […]

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Tom Sharpe to perform with Percussion Ensemble

We are so excited to announce our 16th annual Percussion Extravaganza! This year will be unlike any other as WYSO’s Percussion Ensemble takes the stage with internationally recognized performer, composer, and percussionist Tom Sharpe. In addition to his own music, Tom is the drummer for the widely […]

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