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Type of Ensemble: Wind Symphony is a symphonic wind ensemble for students at the advanced intermediate-advanced level of music making. The ensemble is comprised of Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), Horns, Trumpets, Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion.

Typical Wind Symphony Students: Wind Symphony students are generally from the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area and from as far as West Virginia and Ohio. All ages up to freshman year in college will be considered for this ensemble.

Conductor: Brian Worsdale is the conductor of Wind Symphony and the Music Director of TRYPO. See Artistic Staff for more information about Mr. Worsdale.

Coaches: Students break out into periodic sectionals to focus on technique and their individual parts with coaching staff drawn from members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other professional local teaching artists.

Performances: Wind Symphony performs one to two concerts a year, depending on the season.

Rehearsals: The Wind Symphony will rehearse on Saturdays beginning December 8 through May 2018, from 11:00-12:30 pm at the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne University. The first formal group session will be on January 19.

Auditions: Auditions will be held on January 12, at the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne University. Audition applications will be due on January 2. Click HERE to access the application. Though we always prefer to meet you and listen to your audition in person, we understand that sometimes conflicts can happen with audition dates. If you are unable to make it to the live audition, video auditions will also be accepted. Please email staff@trypo.org by Friday, December 21 to receive video audition instructions.

Open Rehearsal Dates: Students are welcome to attend the first two rehearsals at no cost and then audition to retain your seat. There will be open rehearsals on December 8 and 15. Please try to attend both open rehearsals, however we understand if you can only attend one. Please select all rehearsals that you will be attending below.

Anyone is invited to these open rehearsals, but you must RSVP HERE by December 1 to attend.

Repertoire: Planned Repertoire for 2018-19:

  • Frank Ticheli – Vesuvius
  • Gustav Holst – First Suite in E-flat
  • Percy Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy
  • Morten Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium

Tuition: 2018-2019 Fees are as follows:

  • Current Members of any full-year TRYPO program (YPO, SYM, YC2) – $150
  • New Members – $300
  • Financial aid and scholarship assistance are always available to students who demonstrate need. Families should not be discouraged from applying to TRYPO due to financial limitations. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information about scholarships.

If you are interested in a printable Wind Symphony flyer, please click HERE to access a pdf.