WYSO Philharmonic

Director: Morrie Brand

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. beginning August 29
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg
Tuition: $430 annually $220 per semester; second student $290 annually or $150 per semester
Repertoire: Sibelius’ Finlandia, Copland’s An Outdoor Adventure and more.

The Philharmonic consists of auditioned high school musicians, who rehearse on Wednesday evenings and perform concerts each fall and spring. String students should be comfortable in first through fifth positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, off-the-string playing, and be able to play major scales up to 4 sharps and flats. An audition is necessary and private lessons are required. The equivalent of Suzuki book V and up. The Philharmonic also provides a Concerto Competition for members to compete to perform a concerto with the orchestra. The competition is held every January, with a spring semester performance. A WYSO Solo and Ensemble Night is offered each May, featuring individuals and small ensembles from the Philharmonic.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.

To Audition for WYSO:
Please contact Ramona [email protected] to schedule an audition time.
Download an audition flyer

Excerpts – Fall 2018

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba

 

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