WYSO Philharmonia

Fall 2021 

The WYSO Philharmonia will return this fall as a separate orchestra as it was prior to covid. Members should be taking private lessons and be recommended by their private teacher or band/orchestra director. The orchestra begins on Saturday, September 11, location TBD.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.


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

Excerpts

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

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.

 

2021-22 Season

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