WYSO Philharmonic

wyso fall

Fall Term: September 16 – December 13, 2015
Download an audition form (pdf)

About WYSO
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 September 16  from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in  Greensburg (located at 951 Old Salem Road). Coaching sessions are provided by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra members and other area professional musicians. Tuition: $205

WYSO Winter Concert
Sunday, December 13, 2015- 7 p.m.

WYSO is open to high school and college students, and in some cases, to talented middle school students. Auditions September 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and September 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m.  For more information or to schedule an audition, call 412-216-1970 or email Ramona at [email protected].

Audition Excerpts

Audition requirements:
-Scales: two octaves, up to four sharps and four flats
-Excerpts from the WSO website
-A solo piece of your choice (unaccompanied)

Concerto Competition
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.

Photo Galleries
2007-2008 WYSO Photo Gallery
2008-2009 WYSO Photo Gallery
2013 Fall Concert