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Coming on April 10 – The WYSO Virtual Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA!

Reserve a seat for 4:00 pm, April 10, 2021 at the Virtual Percussion Extravaganza! You won’t want to miss this annual high-energy concert with a virtual twist! After four months of rehearsing in a ballroom at Monona Terrace Convention Center, the WYSO Percussion Ensemble is ready to

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WYSO Virtual Open House April 8, 2021

Join us this Thursday at the WYSO Virtual Open House! One hour of the event is dedicated to learning about WYSO’s two string orchestras:  Opus One and Sinfonietta. The second hour is dedicated to learning about WYSO’s three full orchestras: Concert, Philharmonia, and Youth. The event will

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WYSO Audition Applications and Seat Reservations Are Now Open!

Each year WYSO offers a full array of the finest orchestral training and performance opportunities to young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. Three full orchestras, two string orchestras, a chamber music program, and a variety of ensembles from Harp to Percussion to Honors Woodwinds

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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

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WYSO Virtual Masterclass Series Wows Observers, Register to Observe

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras welcomes back two illustrious alumni this weekend to teach its 5th and 6th masterclasses in an ongoing series that has already wowed observers. This weekend, due to demand, each virtual event will be free and open to public observers with registration required

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A Fall Season to Celebrate

70 In-Person Woodwind & Brass Classes, 68 members, 10 conductor/coaches The Fall 2020 season has been an intricate puzzle with multiple moving parts. The season began first with the Woodwind and Brass members meeting in small cohorts under the tents at McFarland HS.  Over the 7 weeks of

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A Return to Virtual Programming

November 20, 2020 On Tuesday of this week, WYSO made the decision to return to virtual programming for all members. The decision was approved at the November Board of Directors Meeting just ahead of announcements by Governor Tony Evers and Public Health Madison and Dane County to

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WYSO Awarded a COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant

  Nov 6, 2020 This week Governor Tony Evers announced that $15 million in COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grants has been awarded to 385 cultural organizations across Wisconsin. “Just like small businesses, cultural organizations have taken a major financial hit,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “We’re all in this

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Announcing WYSO’s Exceptional Series of Master Classes

WYSO is proud to announce our upcoming Series of Virtual Master Classes, to be taught by some of the top orchestral musicians in the world!  Including six master classes taught by illustrious WYSO alumni, including Vicki Powell (Principal Viola, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic), Kenneth Woods (Conductor, English Symphony Orchestra), Scott Pingel (Principal Bass, San

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The Story of the WYSO Virtual Concert

March 11 seems so long ago and yet, it seems like only days. The WYSO Youth Orchestra had just completed two amazing dress rehearsals in preparation for a sold out March 13 concert at the Hamel Music Center. On the program just before intermission was the William

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