The La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras provide outstanding opportunities for youth to grow as musicians, to develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, and to enhance the cultural environments of their communities.
A Stellar Performance!
Congratulations to the 71 members of the LYSO orchestras on an outstanding performance at the Fall Concert!
Thanks to our sponsors and donors who so generously contribute to the mission of LYSO, and thanks to the parents, teachers, coaches, and all the behind-the-scenes people who support these students in their musical adventures.
Meet the Artistic Director
Randall Mastin, Artistic Director and Italiano Orchestra conductor
Mr. Mastin is a graduate of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Mastin teaches orchestra at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse. Prior to that he taught at Viroqua High School and Middle School and at Memorial High School, Eau Claire, WI.
Mr. Mastin is active with the La Crosse Symphony as a cellist and also as a vocalist with the Viroqua Male Chorus. He has conducted his orchestras and choirs all over the United States and Europe including performances in Westminster Abby and London's New Year's Day Parade. Mastin has received several outstanding Conducting Awards as well as awards for effective leadership and program building abilities. He was formerly the conductor of the LYSO Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999 - 2003 and 2007 - 2008.