WYSO Philharmonia

Spring Dates

January 22, 2020  (and Feb 1, if needed) – auditions for Spring semester for new students

Jan 29 – Eurythmics session 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center (SHU-PAC) (Philharmonic members are also invited)

Feb 15 – First spring term rehearsal 9:30-11:30 a.m.

May 16 – Dress rehearsal at Otterbein 9:30-11:30 a.m.

May 17 – Sunday evening concert 7:00 p.m. at SHU-PAC, – 6:15 call


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

Fall 2019 Excerpts

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

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.

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.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season!

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