Academy of Music

From the youngest students to adults the Academy of Music has something for everyone! Call 724.837.1850 for more information.

 

February 19, 2018

WYSO String Ensemble

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This is a training group for elementary school string players, including violins, violas and cellos. While no audition is necessary for participation, most members are taking private lessons, learning the equivalent material to that found in Suzuki books I and II. Students learn to how to play in an ensemble and how to follow a conductor. Available in two locations Greensburg and Irwin.

WYSO String Ensemble – Greensburg
Director: Matthew Hettinga

February 5-April 23
Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Academy of Music – 951 Old Salem Road

Tuition: $75; second child $50 SIGN UP


 

February 24, 2018

WYSO Philharmonia Spring

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The Philharmonia give 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.

Rehearsals

February 3-April 21
Concert April 22 – 3 p.m at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Contact Morrie Brand for details or Sign Up 


 

February 21, 2018

WYSO Philharmonic Spring

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Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.
January 31- April 25
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg
Concert: April 22 at 3 p.m. | Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

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. 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. SIGN UP

Contact Morrie Brand 


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