Auditions are now closed except for Percussion, Horn and Trumpet.
Josef D. Mueller
Yunshu (Tina) Li
There are some basic things to know about what is involved with membership in PYSO:
While there is no minimum age requirement, most members fall between the ages of 13 and 20.
Regular rehearsals take place on weekends, September through May, primarily at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh. The usual time is Sunday evening but rehearsals can also be scheduled on other days from time to time.
PYSO members must abide by the established Attendance Policy.
PYSO toured Central Europe in June 2005, China in June 2008, Italy in 2011, and Central Europe again in 2014. The next tour is to Spain in June 2017 for members of the 2016-17 season. During tour years, all current members are expected to participate in the tour. Students are assessed fees for tours; these fees are in addition to the annual membership dues. Financial assistance (scholarships) will be available, based on need or merit.
Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conduct coaching sessions at various times throughout the season.
Takes place once each year, usually in the winter; open only to members of the orchestra. Winner(s) may perform as a soloist with the Orchestra
Periodic educational workshops with guest artists; Open only to members of the orchestra.