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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization is pleased to announce its newest program, the Philadelphia Youth Wind Ensemble.

The Philadelphia Youth Wind Ensemble (PYWE) will serve woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 14 through 21 years old. This youth wind ensemble is the first of its kind anywhere in the Tri-State region. We are seeking students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The ensemble will provide an additional rehearsal and performance outlet to students who wish to explore the finest repertory of the wind band in an energetic, intense and expressive setting throughout the entire academic year. The PYWE program is designed to augment and compliment school music ensembles and private lessons.

PYWE Leadership
Emily Threinen, DMA, Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will direct PYWE under the leadership of PYO’s President and Music Director, Maestro Louis Scaglione. Dr. Threinen has a rich and impressive background as a clarinetist, conductor and educator. Maestro Scaglione is celebrating his 15th anniversary season with the PYO organization, overseeing all programs and conducting its flagship ensemble, the PYO.

PYWE Rehearsal Schedule and Concert Season
The PYWE will rehearse at Presser Hall on Temple University’s Philadelphia campus every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Concerts at noted venues will be held throughout the season.

The applicant and/or parent/guardian agree that all decisions concerning placement and participation in the PYWE program are at the sole discretion of the artistic staff, and that their decisions are final.

Annual tuition for the 2012-2013 season is $995. A non-refundable $395.00 deposit is due at the time an accepted student registers for the PYWE program. Tuition balance is due by the first rehearsal of the concert season.

Tuition remission is available for those accepted students who demonstrate financial need. Applications are available upon request. Please contact the PYO office at info@pyos.org or 215.545.0502 for more information.

2012-2013 Season Audition Dates

PYWE Audition Date: September 15, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Faculty Adjudicators
Louis Scaglione, Music Director & Conductor
Dr. Emily Threinen, Director of Bands
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Temple University

Saint Patrick Hall
240 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

To schedule an audition:

Step 1: Please complete the online registration form. Contact the office only if you are unable to register online due to technical reasons at info@pyos.org or 215.545.0502.

Step 2: Everyone who auditions is required to print a PYWE Audition Form, complete it, and bring it to the audition. Click here to download the form.

Auditions are by appointment only. If you have any questions, please contact the PYO office at info@pyos.org or 215.545.0502.

Audition Requirements