WYSO Philharmonia

The Philharmonia give students their first experience playing in a large ensemble that includes strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.  The young students learn to follow a conductor and have the chance to perform with other musicians in a friendly group setting.

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Fall 2017 Excerpts

Violin
Violin II
Viola
Bass
Cello
Flute
Clarinet
Oboe
Bassoon

Rehearsals:
Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Greensburg location: TBD
Fall Term: Begins September 9
Tuition: $270 annual or $140 per semester; second student $180 annual or $95 per semester
Repertoire: Rossini’s William Tell Overture (Lone Ranger Theme) and much more!
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String students should be comfortable in first and third positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, and be able to play major scales up to 3 sharps and flats. Members should be taking privates lessons. Winds and brass are encouraged audition. For strings, an audition is optional, but doing so allows for better chair placement. At a minimum, we need recommendation from private teacher or band director. Equivalent of Suzuki books III-IV.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.

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