seen here in 1947 on the stage of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
at Heinz Hall
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.
Mary Ann Ivan
Alumni Blog Posts
PYSO Alumnus Hannah Ishizaki (violin 2013-18) was very recently one of five winners named to the Hildegard Commission’s National Sawdust Mentorship Initiative (generously made possible by the Onassis Foundation and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation). The...
We recently heard from Alumnus Richard Heffler (Clarinet, 1969 to 1972)! Richard is a former private teacher of clarinet, flute, recorder, and piano who played, composed, and arranged for the United States Marine Band "The President's Own" in Washington, D.C. from...
Daniel Orsen (Viola 2008-10) has been selected as one of the newest members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra! His first concert with the orchestra will feature him as a soloist on Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. Read more here:...
PYSOProud – Grace Callahan (Violin/Viola 2007-11) who majored in Music Performance at Duquesne University and then received her Master’s in Music at the Manhattan School of Music, has been cast in Cole Porter’s Night and Day an off-off Broadway production at Elmwood...
Devin Moore and the Isidore String Quartet take 1st place in the Banff International String Quartet Competition
Devin Moore and the Isidore String Quartet take 1st place in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning a package valued over $500,000 in prizes including a recording contract, three-years of professional management, an extensive winner's concert...