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20242025

Percussion Extravaganza!

Witness the wonders of our Percussion Ensemble! The event will take place at the Middleton Performing Arts Center on April 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

This year’s performance will feature ensembles of all ages, exciting guest artists, and a world premiere! Click the link below for tickets!

 

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Calling all young musicians!

20242025

Audition for WYSO Orchestras!

Audition applications for the 2024-2025 WYSO Orchestras season are now open!

At WYSO, you will learn from the area’s top music educators, perform in exciting community concerts, and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Apply by April 26 to secure your audition appointment.

 

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Please Note…

20232024

We’ve Moved!

The WYSO team has moved

into the new WYSO Center for Music

at 1118 E. Washington Ave!

Pardon our dust! Construction work  continues with the staff in the new building. Thank you for your patience as we settle into our new home.

We recommend that you call or email specific staff directly. Don’t know who to email? Use wyso@wysomusic.org and it will be forwarded to the correct person.

We look forward to welcoming you to the WYSO Center for Music soon!

 

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Support WYSO 

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Reserve a 2023-2024 Season Sponsorship!

Invest in WYSO’s young musicians with a 2023-2024 Season Sponsorship!

Through our Sponsorship Program, you can support a WYSO Orchestra or Music Makers performance, ensemble class, guest artist, tour, or instrument purchase that is meaningful to you!

 

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Join Us In The

20232024

Note by Note Campaign

for the WYSO Center for Music!

Learn more about this exciting new home for WYSO

under construction in the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue

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Support WYSO 

20232024

Your Chair is Waiting!

Consider an Endowed Chair in honor of a graduate or loved one!

With WYSO’s Endowed Chair Program, you can honor someone in a meaningful way while supporting WYSO’s transformative music programs and opportunities.

 

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WYSO’S NEW HOME

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

IMAGINE a new home for WYSO with room for all of WYSO’s current programs under a single roof, with state- of-the-art rehearsal spaces for orchestras and ensembles of all sizes, studio teaching spaces, admin offices, and a music library. With a location in a vibrant section of downtown Madison, WYSO can become a part of a growing youth arts community and a key collaborator to foster creativity and community events.

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ABOUT
WYSO

WYSO was established in 1966 by Professor Marvin Rabin of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. More than 5,000 young musicians from communities throughout southern Wisconsin have participated in WYSO during its 50+ years of existence. Under the artistic direction of Kyle Knox, WYSO includes orchestras, chamber groups, ensemble programs, and the WYSO Music Makers program.

OUR MISSION

Enriching Lives by Providing Transformational Musical Experiences & Opportunities

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Derek Powell

Derek Powell is a versatile violinist and recording artist, as comfortable on-stage performing alternative styles as he is uncovering the subtleties of the great classical works. Currently based in Washington, D.C., Derek performs with the National Symphony Orchestra....

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Derek Powell

Derek Powell is a versatile violinist and recording artist, as comfortable on-stage performing alternative styles as he is uncovering the subtleties of the great classical works. Currently based in Washington, D.C., Derek performs with the National Symphony Orchestra....

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Your donation will provide opportunity and inspiration that lasts a lifetime. We are thankful for your support and investment in our students!

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