PYSO then…
seen here in 1947 on the stage of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland

PYSO Now…
at Heinz Hall

 Alumni

 

Over the last 75 years of its existence, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra has affected and shaped hundreds of alumni, who have gone on to bring their unique creative qualities to communities all over the world. Many of our alum have gone on to professional music careers in major symphony orchestras while others have been successful in an infinite number of ways, all continuing to support classical music through their dedication and talent.

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Check out our recent alumni stories below. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the Alumni Survey Form with a short paragraph of what you’ve been doing these past few years and send it along with a picture. We want to hear from you!

Alumni Survey Form

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Michael Tsang
Michael Tsang

Piano 2007-2010

Hannah Ishizaki
Hannah Ishizaki

Violin 2013-2018

Jesse Rosen
Jesse Rosen

Trumpet 1968-1971

Pooja Tripathi
Pooja Tripathi

Violin 2008-2011

Devin Moore
Devin Moore

Violin/Viola 2014-2017

Mary Ann Ivan
Mary Ann Ivan

Percussion 1982-1983

Alumni Blog Posts

PYSO Alum Special Beyond the Notes Guest!

PYSO Alum Special Beyond the Notes Guest!

For this week’s Beyond the Notes session, PYSO was joined by Michael Tsang, who not only holds a PhD. in Physical Therapy but is also a PYSO alum! Dr. Tsang played piano in PYSO from 2007-2011 before completing a dual degree program at...

Alumni Daniel Orsen Debut Recording – Arpeggione Sonata

Alumni Daniel Orsen Debut Recording – Arpeggione Sonata

PYSO Alum and Violist Daniel Orsen is releasing his debut recording of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, in collaboration with pianist Pierre-Nicolas Colombat on Wednesday, September 2nd.  It will be available for download on Bandcamp, and streaming on all major...

Alum Spotlight: Mary Ann Ivan

Alum Spotlight: Mary Ann Ivan

  A day at the office for Mary Ann Ivan.   We recently heard from alum, Mary Ann Ivan, who was a percussionist with PYSO from 1982 to1983. Since then she has had a career as a Broadway pit musician, musical director, composer, and conductor. Here’s what she had...

Alum Spotlight: Jesse Rosen

Alum Spotlight: Jesse Rosen

Jesse Rosen, PYSO Alum (trumpet), and President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras was recently interviewed for Symphony Magazine's Critical Questions column, which he created in 2008. Interviewed by Robert Sandla, Rosen discusses his lifelong connection to...

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