Why Give

When you make a gift to the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, you join thousands of alumni, parents and local friends who keep music education thriving in our community.

All societies benefit from passing on to their children the art forms of their predecessors

The need for musical education for our youth has never been more important and WYSO plays a critical role in ensuring that young, dedicated musicians with the ability and desire to learn have a place in our orchestras.

Rehearsals, performances, guest artist learning, master classes, performances with professional orchestras and ensembles, statewide and international touring are all part of the WYSO musical experience. With over 4,500 alumni members and their families, the WYSO experience reaches a broad and diverse group of youth. Some of the opportunities available include:

  • Working with outstanding conductors, coaches, mentors and professional artists
  • Learning and performing high-quality music literature
  • Discovering new individual and ensemble performance capabilities
  • Performing in an ensemble that may not be available in their home community
  • Motivating peers in their school and community to strive for excellence
  • Meeting and working with talented students from other communities who share a similar dedication to music
  • Performing for large audiences in various locations in Wisconsin and beyond

The WYSO experience provides a springboard to sustain a student’s dedication and enthusiasm for music.

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