Our ensembles

ABOUT
Italiano

Our advanced full orchestra designed for maturing musicians. The Italiano Orchestra consists of students from grades 8 through 12.  Student musicians enjoy ambitious repertoire combined with the social enrichment of collaborating with other serious and dedicated musicians.

Italiano Orchestra

ABOUT
Philharmonic

Our intermediate full orchestra specifically designed for the developing musician.  The Philharmonic Orchestra consists of students from grade 5 all the way to grades 10 and 11.  Student musicians benefit from learning to work with other dedicated students with repertoire meant to develop fundamental musicianship skills.

Philharmonic Orchestra

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AUDITIONS for the '22-'23 season

New member auditions are being held on

August 11th, 2022 at Leithold Music in La Crosse. 

We are also accepting video audition submissions during the summer.

Audition materials are in two parts: a solo and scales.

Click below to sign up for the in-person audition, or to share your audition video link.

SIGN UP LINK: shorturl.at/knqB9

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Solo:  Select a Class B or C solo from the WSMA Festival list OR Select a piece of similar difficulty.  You only need to play 3 minutes of a piece.  Feel free to confirm a piece at Manager@LYSO.org.

Scales:  Please find your instrument below and prepare the scales at a comfortable tempo.  *Please also include a chromatic scale in your full range.

ITALIANO ORCHESTRA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Solo:  Select a Class A or B solo from the WSMA Festival list OR Select a piece of similar difficulty.  You only need to play 3 minutes of a piece.  Feel free to confirm a piece at Manager@LYSO.org.

Scales:  Please find your instrument below and prepare the scales at a comfortable tempo.  *Please also include a chromatic scale in your full range.

 

RETURNING MEMBERS

Returning members only need to re-audition if they are interested in moving from Philharmonic to Italiano.        For returning members only, submitting an audition by video is permissible.  Please include the link to your audition video in the Google Form above.

NOTES FOR ALL AUDITIONS

  • Students will be evaluated on intonation, interpretation, tone, rhythm, technique, and scale proficiency.

  • Auditions are closed to parents and the public.

  • Orchestra chair placements last the full Fall/Spring season.

  • Orchestra chair placements may not be appealed.