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 through college. 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.


To audition, you will need to film yourself playing, including two scales and an etude. This video should showcase your most advanced playing. Complete the form at the link here and use it to upload your video.

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.

Audition for the WSYO Today!

Auditions for the WSYO are accepted on a rolling basis. Students from middle school through college are eligible to audition.