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.


To audition, you will need to film yourself playing, including two scales and an etude. This video should showcase your post advanced playing. Then, upload the video to YouTube and complete the form at the bottom of this page.

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.

Submit your audition for the WSYO here.

In addition to completing this form, you will need to film your audition and upload it to YouTube. Then, paste the URL in this form when prompted.

If you have any questions, reach out to WSYO Manager Lauren Baker at

WSYO Audition Form
New students who would like to audition for the Philharmonic ensemble (high school group) must submit an audition video. The recording will be reviewed by WSYO Music Directors and staff, and you will be contacted once that process has been completed.
Please paste a link to your audition video above. At the beginning of the video, please state your name, school, and current grade. The video should consist of a sample of your most advanced playing including two scales and an etude.