Youth Symphony

About Western Piedmont Youth Symphony

The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony has been instrumental in the lives of many young musicians throughout the years. A great number have made music their career.

The WPYS, conducted by Maestro David Wortman performs two concerts a year. Auditions are required. The Youth Symphony practices on Monday evenings from 5-6:30 pm during concert season. For more information, contact [email protected]

Western Piedmont Youth Quartet
L-R: Grant Develle (Flute), Maggie Auton (Violin), Rachel Palmer (Violin) and Lillia Chapman (Cello)

Western Piedmont Youth Quartet (L-R):

Grant Develle (Flute), Maggie Auton (Violin), Rachel Palmer (Violin) and Lillia Chapman (Cello)

Wester Piedmont Goes to Germany!

We're very excited to announce that over the summer, WPYS will be represented at the Altenburg Music Festival in Germany! Four of the Youth Symphony's brightest will perform three times across Altenburg from August 9-19. Way to go, guys! 

This is a fantastic learning opportunity for these young musicians. In support of their trip, a fundraising dinner will be held on August 6th at 6:00PM in Keiser Community Room on the SALT Block. With a catered dinner, you'll get a chance to hear this amazing young quartet. Tickets are $20/adult, and $10/student (12 and under). If you are unable to stay for dinner, to go orders will be available. To purchase tickets, please click below!

AUDITIONS FOR YOUTH SYMPHONY 2018-2019 SEASON!

The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony will hold auditions for the 2018-2019 season on September 4th, 5th, and 6th from 3:30-8:00 pm, and September 8th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. WPYS Candidates should prepare the following for audition:

• 3 Scales in 2 or more octaves
• One prepared solo piece or etude
• Each musician will also be given a short passage of sight-reading

If you have questions concerning auditions, please contact (828) 324-8603 or email [email protected]

Western Piedmont Youth Symphony Schedule

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2018-2019 Season

All rehearsals will be held in Keiser Community Room from 5 - 6:30 pm unless noted otherwise.

Fall Schedule

9/10

9/17

9/24

10/1

10/8

10/15

10/22

10/29

11/5

11/12 Veterans Day, No Rehearsal

11/19 5-7 pm Drendel Auditorium Rehearsal

11/26 5-7 pm Drendel Auditorium Rehearsal

12/3 5-6 pm Dress Rehearsal, 7 pm Concert

Winter/Spring Schedule

1/7

1/14

1/21 MLK Jr. Day, No Rehearsal

1/28

2/4

2/11

2/18

2/25

3/4

3/11

3/18

3/25

4/1 5-7 pm Drendel Auditorium Rehearsal

4/8 5-7 pm Drendel Auditorium Rehearsal

4/15 5-6 pm Dress Rehearsal, 7 pm Concert