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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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Sign up now for 

Chamber Music Summer Camp

July 15 – 19, 2024 

WYSO Chamber Music Camp mixes the study and performance of chamber music with the fun of meeting young musicians who are as passionate about music as you are! Students learn from professional musicians’ technique, communication & repertoire, with additional sessions in physical awareness and yoga.

Camp concludes with a Friday afternoon performance.

Open to intermediate and advanced string and piano players!

Deadline to apply is June 7th!

 

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Congratulations 

20232024 WYSO Members!

Congratulations to all of our 2023-2024 WYSO Members on a fantastic end to our season. Concert Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonia Orchestra, Opus One, Harp Ensemble, Sinfonietta Orchestra, Music Makers, and Youth Orchestra played a spectacular end-of-season concert weekend at the Hamel Music Center and the WYSO Center for Music.

Great job, Everyone! And be on the lookout for information about our 2024-2025 Season Coming soon.

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Please Note…

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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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Join Us In The

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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 

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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

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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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WYSO

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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