Endangered Instrument Workshops

Beginning in the new year, WYSO will continue on the success of our endangered instrument workshops. This year the workshops will be expanded to also include string bass and low brass. Each series will offer something different for the young musicians involved. Each will include working closely with a professional musician about technique related to their instrument. We will be sending out a mailing in mid-December with the final details about each workshop. All workshops are free and open to the public. All participants in our Endangered Instrument Workshop Series are eligible for private lesson scholarships, based on funds available.

All Workshops Will Take Place

1:00-2:00pm in the UW Madison Humanities Building

January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 14, 2018


Begin the Bassoon

Workshops for all wind players interested inp laying the bassoon along with reed making classes and instrument loaning. Coached by Brian Ellingboe.


Workshops for all middle and high school horn players focusing on developmental techniques and audition preparation. Coached by Dan Grabois.

Viola Explorers

Workshops devoted to skill building on the viola, with some focus on switching from violin and audition preparation. Coached by Melanie DeJesus.

All about that Bass

Workshops intended for both bass players and other string players interested in learning bass.

Low Brass Bootcamp

Workshops for all low brass players focusing on breathing, sound, technique and more. Coached by Tom Curry.

Register Here!

Endangered Instrument Program Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to the generous sponsors of our Endangered Instrument Program.

Paul and Coe Williams
Sarah and Jim Rose
Marjie and Pete Marion
Ann and Al Ellingboe
Judy Stevenson
Sally Andrews
Marleen Lippert
Joan Smalley
Anton ten Wolde
Charlotte Woods

Endangered Instrument Workshops are funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

Instruments as well as tuition and private lesson scholarships are available.  If you are interested in any of the above workshops, please contact Joe Bernstein, Director of Operations and Education.


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