The WSYO challenges young musicians to rise to their full potential as performers, students and collaborators. Members of the WSYO ensembles develop important skills such as self-discipline and motivation, teamwork, responsibility, dedication, increased confidence, and the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with peers, all while expanding their musical talent.

Our Ensembles


Full symphonic orchestra, suggested ages 14-18. Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Keyboard, Harp, Percussion.


Strings-only ensemble, suggested ages 11-15. Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.


Placement in ensembles is at the discretion of the Music Directors.

Audition Information and a few FAQ

Auditions will take place in August 2022 for the Philharmonic. Placement in Sinfonietta is based upon recommendation from the student’s instructor/teacher and at the discretion of Music Directors.

We will continue to fill spots in the ensembles on a rolling basis. Feel free to e-mail if you would like to check in about your specific instrument.

If you are in the Philharmonic and want to continue next year, you do not need to re-audition. There will be a survey towards the end of the semester about your intentions for next season.

We have answers, and we’re happy to help! Your question might help us help other students too, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please e-mail and we’ll take care of you.