Month: February 2021

Join a Tradition of Excellence

It is almost time to audition for WYSO! Throughout its 54 years of existence, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras has held a vibrant reputation of excellence. Marvin Rabin instilled strong values of integrity through education and performance, which remain alive today. We’re proud to share this opportunity with the youth of Wisconsin and anticipate...

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David Perry – Violin

Sunday, March 7, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
(1st Violin Pro Arte Quartet, UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music)
Open to Youth and Philharmonia Orchestras
Application is due February 28
Masterclass observers are welcome and must register in advance.
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Naha Greenholtz – Violin

Sunday, March 28, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
(Concertmaster, Madison Symphony Orchestra and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra)
Open to Youth and Philharmonia Orchestras
Application is due March 14

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Joe Johnson – Cello

Sunday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
Principal Cello, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Open to Youth and Philharmonia Orchestras
Application is due April 4

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*Nancy Goeres – Bassoon

Principal Bassoon, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Masterclass Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:00-8:00 pm CST WYSO Members: Application deadline has passed. Masterclass Observers are welcome and must register in advance. WYSO Alumna Nancy Goeres returns to Madison (virtually) to lead the February 7 Masterclass in Bassoon. She is a native of Lodi,...

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James Shields – Clarinet

Principal Clarinet, Oregon Symphony Orchestra Clarinet Masterclass Sunday, January 24th, 2021 7:00-9:00 pm CST WYSO Members: Application deadline has passed. Masterclass Observers are welcome and must register in advance. James Shields joined the Oregon Symphony in the autumn of 2016. Before relocating to Portland, Mr. Shields was principal clarinet of the...

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Katherine Steel – Oboe

Principal Oboe, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Oboe Masterclass Sunday, January 17th, 2021 6:00-8:00 pm CST WYSO Members: Application deadline has passed. Masterclass Observers are welcome and must register in advance. Katherine Young Steele is the principal oboe of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2012. In addition, Steele...

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*Scott Pingel – Bass

Principal Bass, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Bass Masterclass Monday, January 11th, 2021 6:30-8:30 pm CST WYSO Members: Application deadline has passed. Masterclass Observers are welcome and must register in advance. A WYSO Alumnus, Scott Pingel took a circuitous route to becoming Principal Bass of the San Francisco Symphony in 2004.  According to his...

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