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Academy of Music Summer Offerings

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WSO Academy of Music announces Summer Youth Orchestra Offerings!

The WSO Academy of Music is offering two ensemble experiences for various age groups. These summer offerings are part of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program (WYSO).

WYSO Summer Strings is open to members of the Philharmonic and Philharmonia, as well as new string players from the area. Students should be studying out the equivalent of Suzuki Book 4 at a minimum. It meets at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center from June 14 through July 12 – 6:30-8:45 p.m. The concert is on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Ramona Coppage is the violin coach and cellist, Sarah Ferrell, is the low-strings coach. The group is conducted by Morrie Brand.

The Summer Wind Ensemble will be held July 17-July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center. The ensemble has been reimagined into a weeklong intensive focusing on three cornerstone works of the wind ensemble repertoire. Led by WYSO Philharmonic conductor, Adam Gillespie, participants (high school and advanced middle school) will take part in full ensemble rehearsal, as well as personalized, sectional instruction led by Mr. Gillespie and area professional and private instructor, Lisa Thackrah.“Participants will focus on improving technical proficiency, musicality, and ensemble cohesion and will showcase their skills in a final concert on July 21, 2023 – 8:00 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center,” said Adam Gillespie. Learn more and register

For further questions, email Morrie Brand, WSO Academy Director, at morrie@westmorelandsymphony.org.

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