WYSO Philharmonic

Fall 2023

Sunday evenings at Seton Hill University
Philharmonic: 6:00 – 8:30 pm (2.5 hrs)
Philharmonia: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (1.5 hrs)

>WYSO Ensemble Application Form (required for ALL new or returning students)

November 19, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. (Performers arrive at 6:00 p.m.)
Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center
100 Harrison Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 – Mvt. 1
Strauss: Selections from An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (“The Blue Danube”)
Khatchaturian: “Sabre Dance” from Gayane Ballet Suite

Will be held on a rolling basis. To schedule an audition email Ramona Coppage [email protected]


  • Auditions are required for ALL members (new or returning).
  • They will be approx. 10 minutes in length. 


    • Brass/Winds:
      • Majors Scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats (two octaves when possible)
      • Concert B-flat chromatic scale (two octaves when possible)
      • Excerpt from an etude or solo of your choosing (2-5 minutes in length)
      • Sight reading
    • Strings:
      • Majors Scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats (two octaves; three octaves when possible. Legato, staccato, pizzicato)
      • Excerpt from an etude or solo of your choosing (2-5 minutes in length)
      • Orchestral excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – Mvt. 1
      • Sight reading 


  • All strings are required to play the orchestral excerpt. 
  • All strings should prepare the excerpt between the brackets.
  • All Violins must prepare Violin 1 AND Violin 2 excerpts.

To schedule an audition email Ramona Coppage [email protected]






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