Auditions start August 20! Download flyer
Founded in 1981, the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Philharmonic, Morrie Brand, director, provides talented young area musicians with a high quality orchestral experience. Since many area school districts do not have active orchestra programs, WYSO Philharmonic is the only orchestral performance outlet for many area players. If you are a high school or college student, we encourage you to audition. Enjoy learning and performing great music taken from the wide, wonderful orchestral repertoire – imagine the experience of making music with a group of peers who share your love of the art! Attend weekly rehearsals; sectionals will be spaced throughout the year.
WYSO rehearses on Wednesday evenings beginning August 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. Coaching sessions are provided by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra members and other area professional musicians. Tuition: $200
WYSO Fall Concert
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 3 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center
WYSO is open to high school and college students, and in some cases, to talented middle school students. Auditions will be held on August 20 at 6:30 p.m. and August 24 at noon. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 412-216-1970 or email Ramona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Excerpts 2014
-Scales: two octaves, up to four sharps and four flats
-Excerpts from the WSO website
-A solo piece of your choice (unaccompanied)
A concerto competition, open to WYSO Philharmonic members only, is offered each year. The winner performs a movement from a concerto with WYSO at the spring concert.
String Ensemble is a junior high level group similar to the WYSO Philharmonic. No audition is required for this ensemble. Please see the Middle School section of our site for more information and registration forms.