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TRYPOsphere Announcement

We have LOVED this newest branch of TRYPO programming… TRYPOsphere! – a cosmic series of online classes designed to strengthen musical and media arts skills and have a blast at the same time! In the 2020-21 Season, we launched the series open to students at any experience level and met exceptional students interested in growing their musical knowledge and improving performance skills.

We anticipate continuing these programs in Fall 2021. Encourage a friend to take a class with you and work on a joint project together! Non-TRYPO members are welcome to enroll.


Click here to indicate your interest in the 2021-22 TRYPOsphere Season!

Complete the interest form at the link above, and we’ll notify you when registration opens.

Contact TRYPO Staff for more information: staff@trypo.org

Scroll down for information about the TRYPOsphere school-year program!


Your TRYPOsphere voyage includes:

  • Weekly classes with incomparable faculty – 2020-21 Offerings included Composition, Overdubbing, Conducting, and Music Theory. 
  • Participation in our transcendent Guest Speaker Series, TRYPOtalks!, with special guests on topics relevant for young musicians. 2020-21 TRYPOtalks included a virtual College Fair, Summer Experience Fair, a visit with Guardians of Sound Hip Hop Orchestra, as well as classes on auditions, managing anxiety, among others!
  • Technology support for solo and group assignments.
  • Harmonious scheduling to accommodate your YC² and large ensemble commitments
  • You will forever be a member of the #TRYPOfam! Our young musicians inspired the 2020-21 Season theme, Kaleidoscope. We believe that all of our differences are what make us “beautiful together.”  
  • Plus, you’ll get super awesome official TRYPO merch – the ‘Beautiful Together’ 2020-21 Season t-shirt and a ‘We Handle Difficult Times Together’ face mask.

2020-21 Course Offerings Included (2021-22 Offerings are still TBA)

Apprentice Conducting with Maestro Brian Worsdale  

Dig deep into the study of a variety of orchestral scores, explore the history and personal biography which impacted the composer, discuss conducting techniques, review well-known and lesser-known performances, and grow your musical knowledge. Enjoy a weekly session, which will include discussion, special guests, listening and research homework assignments. Ages 14-19. This class will meet Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 PM, February 25–May 6, 2021.

Composition with Professor Rob Traugh

Ignite your creative juices as you work with composer Robert Traugh. Explore a variety of compositional practices through guest interviews, guided exploration, and short composition assignments designed to build a notebook of ideas you can continue to expand upon. Students should have a prior rudimentary understanding of basic music theory. A very special collaboration is planned with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, FL. Ages 13-19. This class will meet Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM, February 24-May 5, 2021.

Music Theory with Teaching Artist Shantanique Moore

Explore the rich, integral connection between music theory and performance in order to become your most expressive musical self! We’ll study the basics of theory; and look at phrasing, musicality, styles, and history. Students will learn to analyze a piece of music and demonstrate ideas learned in class. Ages 12-19. This class will meet Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM, February 23-May 4, 2021.

Overdubbing with PSO Trombonist James Nova

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Trombonist Jim Nova has had a lifelong love of John Williams’ film scores and has enjoyed great success creating multiple overdub recordings. Learn the ins and outs of arranging music for your instrument and with others, how to set up your recording studio, and the skills necessary to produce an awesome overdub. (For students with some recording knowledge, some equipment required.) Ages 13-19. This class will meet Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM, February 24–May 5, 2021.


Tuition: Spring 2021 Tuition Fees are as follows. We know that in this year, finances might be even tighter than usual. TRYPO will never turn a student away due to limited financial resources. TRYPOsphere classes are eligible for financial assistance, and the process to apply is easier than ever! Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information about scholarships.

TRYPOsphere Tuition Fees Spring 2021 Amount
Tuition (per class per semester) $300
Less $50 Household Discount per class per semester if the student or a sibling is enrolled in a TRYPO or PYSO large ensemble (YPO, SYM, WS, PE), YC², or another TRYPOsphere class in the 2020-21 Season, or a current CAPA student.) -$50 

Spring Enrollment Registration

Registration for the 2020-21 TRYPOsphere season is now closed but complete the interest form at the link below. We’ll notify you when registration opens.

Click here to indicate your interest in the 2021-22 TRYPOsphere Season!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at staff@trypo.org.