The WYSO Weekly Tune Up May 1, 2020

Announcing The WYSO Families First Fund 


In response to the economic challenges facing the families of WYSO student musicians due to COVID-19, WYSO is pleased to announce the launch of The WYSO Families First Fund.

The dollars raised will go directly into a scholarship fund for WYSO student musicians as a way to pay for tuition, private lessons, and instrument purchase, rental, and repair. The goal is to support families facing economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, providing peace of mind that their student musicians will be able to continue studying music in a world that has become increasingly uncertain.

What will this mean to our families?
Increasing the funds available for scholarships will help numerous families continue WYSO and Music Makers memberships that might otherwise be difficult due to financial constraints.

Additionally, WYSO is working to streamline the scholarship application process for this fund to allow an easier application with faster results. We are asking families for a simple written response describing how COVID-19 has impacted their current economic situation.

For this application, it does not matter if a student is Reserving a Seat or Applying to Audition, if their plans include being a part of WYSO in Fall of 2020, they should submit a Scholarship Application by May 31. This is not an inflexible deadline but will help WYSO to understand the size of the need.

We are excited about The WYSO Families First Fund and how it can assist WYSO students in continuing their pursuit of quality and life-changing music education. As we navigate the uncertainty of the next few months, we want our families to know how much they mean to us, and how committed we are to providing their world-class musicians with world class music education.


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