Do you have safety protocols in place to respond to COVID-19?
Yes! The safety and well being of our participants, parents, and staff is paramount. Our WSYO COVID-19 Plan allows us to provide an ensemble experience while adhering to best health practices put forth by city, provincial, and federal guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in our WSYO COVID-19 Plan, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Who is eligible for the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO)?
Any musician in grade 8 and up, to ages 22, who plays an orchestral instrument: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani/percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass. We strongly encourage all youth orchestra members to take private lessons on their instrument.
Is there another ensemble in the WSYO program?
Yes. The Windsor Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra (WSJYO) is for string players ages 9-14.
How do I enter the WSYO?
By audition. See WSYO Auditions.
How do I enter the Windsor Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra (WSJYO)?
By recommendation of your private teacher. A minimum level of RCM grade 3 or Suzuki book 3 is recommended.
When are rehearsals for WSYO or WSJYO?
What is the fee for the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra?
WSYO: $340 + HST = $384.20
WSJYO: $190 + HST = $214.70
Two children in WSYO: $510 total (half price for the second child) + HST = $576.30
Two children in WSJYO: $285 total (half price for the second child) + HST = $322.05
One child in each ensemble: $435 total (half price for the WSJYO child. + HST = $491.55
Where are the rehearsals?
For the 2020-2021 Season, all rehearsal will be at the Capitol Theatre (121 University Ave. W)
What is expected for rehearsals?
Learn your notes and rhythms before rehearsals. Always have a pencil with an eraser and all your music.
What about attendance?
Attendance at rehearsals is vital. The orchestra needs to hear your part, and you need to learn together with the ensemble, listening and adjusting. While we understand now more than ever that there are times it may be necessary for you to be absent, please know that when you are gone, you diminish someone else's experience.
What is the dress code for concerts?
WSYO - Concert Black
Men- Black suit, black dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes, black long or bow-tie (optional)
Ladies - long or 3/4 length black dress or skirt or long formal black dress pants with black blouse (long or 3/4 sleeved, covered shoulders). Black dress shoes and black stockings.
WSJYO - White dress shirts (long sleeves), black pants (long skirts optional for women), black dress shoes and black stockings.
If your WSYO or WSJYO question is not answered here, please contact Becky Ng.