WYSO Philharmonia

Fall 2020 Update

Due to Covid-19, the Philharmonic and Philharmonia will not meet during the fall semester. Instead, we are combining the string sections of the two orchestras into one orchestra, called the WYSO Autumn Strings. 

All participants will wear masks and will be seated six feet apart. The dates are September 16 through December 9, with a virtual concert on December 9.

We plan on offering the Philharmonic and Philharmonia, with winds and percussion again in the spring semester.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.


Auditions: Encouraged but not required
Please contact Ramona [email protected] to schedule an audition time.

The Philharmonia gives 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.

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 to audition. For strings, an audition is optional, but doing so allows for better chair placement. At a minimum, we need a recommendation from the student’s private teacher or band director. String students need to be in the equivalent of Suzuki books III-IV.

 

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