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.
Conductors: The Wind Symphony is led by both Len Lavelle and Brian Worsdale. See Artistic Staff for more information about TRYPO’s ensemble directors.
Performances: Wind Symphony will perform with the other large ensembles at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, as well as with the Percussion Ensemble at Duquesne University. We anticipate a total of four performances in the 2019-20 season.
Rehearsals: Wind Symphony rehearses on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 am at the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne University.
Auditions: WS has auditions every May/June for entry to the next season. See New Member Auditions for more information on how to join WS and for current openings (if any).
- Rossano Galante – Mt. Everest
- Ralph Vaughan Williams – Sea Songs
- Eric Whitacre – October
- Frank Ticheli – Dancing on Water
- (Spring Repertoire TBA)
- Frank Ticheli – Vesuvius
- Gustav Holst – First Suite in E-flat
- Percy Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy
- Morten Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
Tuition: 2019-20 Fees are as follows:
- Full season tuition: $400 (Family discount of $100 applies if this is a second program for your household, i.e. if the enrolling WS member or another child is enrolled in YPO, SYM, or YC2.)
- 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.