The Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestras (WSYO & WSJYO) exist to help young people develop their talent and realize their full potential through performing orchestral music at a high caliber. However, participating in the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra program is not just about the music, it also involves teamwork, leadership, and dedication to the program and your craft. We strongly believe that the WSYOs develops essential lifelong skills and habits.
If your child is interested in becoming a member of the WSYOs, please read our FAQ’s, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about auditions.
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!
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.
Yes. The Windsor Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra (WSJYO) is for string players ideally ages 9-14.
By audition. See WSYO Auditions.
By recommendation of your private teacher. A minimum level of RCM grade 3 or Suzuki book 3 is recommended.
Mostly Sunday afternoons, between early September and mid-May, with most rehearsals between 12:00-5:15 PM (WSYO) and 1:45-3:00 (WSJYO). See WSYO COVID-19 Plan for more detail.
WSYO: $340 + HST = $384.20
WSJYO: $190 + HST = $214.70
For the 2020-2021 Season, all rehearsal will be at the Capitol Theatre (121 University Ave. W). See WSYO COVID-19 Plan for more detail.
Learn your notes and rhythms before rehearsals. Always have a pencil with an eraser and all your music.
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.
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