Auditions

Auditions are now closed except for Percussion, Horn and Trumpet.

New Members 2017-18 Season

VIOLIN
Amanda Zeng
Ashley Chung
Carolyn Carr
Caya Greenspan-Layman
Charlie Burton
Jean Kim
Josef D. Mueller
Jefferson Mei
Katie Liu
Matthew Alford
Nicole Jani
Zachary Lakkis

VIOLA
Seowon Chang
Hannah Litz
Lincoln Alkind
Elinor Caballero

CELLO
Christopher Lee
Yunshu (Tina) Li

BASS
Edgar O’Connell
James Boston

FLUTE
Alexa Drecnik
Madison Ross
Ami Shaw

OBOE
Elizabeth Mountz
Geoffrey Madge

BASSOON
Mitchell Dubin

HORN
Maya Waller

TRUMPET
Ryan Fulton

TROMBONE
Colton Dietz
Lukas Helsel

HARP
Amanda Kengor
Isabel Cardenes

 

MEMBERSHIP
There are some basic things to know about what is involved with membership in PYSO:

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
While there is no minimum age requirement, most members fall between the ages of 13 and 20.

REHEARSALS:
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.

ABSENCES
PYSO members must abide by the established Attendance Policy.

TOURING:
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.

COACHING:
Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conduct coaching sessions at various times throughout the season.

CONCERTO COMPETITION:.
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

WORKSHOPS:
Periodic educational workshops with guest artists; Open only to members of the orchestra.