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WYSO Music Makers Spring Recital May 30, 2020

The Spring WYSO Music Makers Recital streamed live on Saturday, May 30th at 1:00 pm, directly from the WYSO Music Makers Facebook Page. This program  featured over 20 Music Makers students who have just completed the Spring season of studying music via Zoom, Facebook, FaceTime, Skype, and Google Meets. A total of 779 online classes (private and small group...

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New May 31 Deadlines for Auditions & Seat Reservations

Whether a student chooses to stay in the same orchestra in which they have been playing or wants to audition into a new orchestra, the NEW deadline to let WYSO know your plans is MAY 31. If you are a current WYSO member and wish to remain in your current orchestra, all you need to do is complete the Seat Reservation Form . The $50 reservation fee (which...

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The shocker came on March 11 with the postponement of the sold-out Youth Orchestra concert at the Hamel Music Center. In swift succession, every Spring concert and recital, the gala fundraiser, and all rehearsals followed suit. So how exactly was the season going to be salvaged? By harnessing a combination of available technologies from video-conferencing,...

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WYSO is a Proud Winner of a Best of Madison Award!

We are proud to announce that WYSO has won a Best of Madison Award for 2020 from Madison Magazine for the category of Best of Madison Youth Performing Arts Group! With over 340,000 unique votes, this was the largest voting recorded. Thanks to all of our WYSO friends and families for making this happen!

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WYSO Percussion Extravaganza Postponed

The WYSO Percussion Extravaganza, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, has been postponed in response to Covid-19. This amazing concert was scheduled to feature the WYSO Percussion Ensemble and and a list of guest artists that included Matthew Coley, glass marimbist, the UW World Percussion Ensemble, and the Tundra Line of the Packers. In all, five new...

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WYSO Concerts & Events Postponed!

In response to the recent announcements from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all of the Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concerts have been postponed This includes the March 13 concert at the Hamel Music Center and the March 14 concerts scheduled for Mills Hall. The safety and health of our community is our most important priority. The UW-Madison is...

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The 2020 Art of Note Gala is Postponed, but the Online Auction is on!

The Art of Note Gala has been postponed until Fall, however the Online Auction is underway now and our goal is to raise $110,000 to support scholarships and core programming for the WYSO orchestras, ensembles, and Music Makers. To register for the auction and begin your bidding journey, CLICK HERE! Items will be added all of this this week, culminating in...

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The March 13 Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concert is Almost Sold Out!

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) will present the second concert series of its 19-20 season on March 13 and 14, 2020. In the Friday night Youth Orchestra Concert, the top WYSO orchestra will take the stage with the four Madison Opera Studio Artists in the beautiful new Hamel Music Center on the UW- Madison campus. In this stunning...

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WYSO Endangered Instrument Workshops Begin This Saturday!

The 2020 WYSO Endangered Instrument Workshops begin this Saturday, January 11, and provide an opportunity for students to try out one of the Endangered Instruments and work with a top-notch coach. The workshops are free of charge and open to both WYSO Members and Non-Members. What is an Endangered Instrument? There are a few instruments in the orchestra...

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WYSO Fall Youth Concert Gets Rave Review

Greg Hettmansberger attended the November 22 Youth Orchestra Concert and was wildly enthusiastic about the performance. From the headline "WYSO Wows with Wondrous Performance" to the ending line, it is clear that Hettmansberger is a fan of the orchestra, the conductor, and the fabulous guest artists. Read more at . . . https://whatgregsays.com

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