Since all programs and activities were cancelled last spring and out of continuing concerns of safety and health for our students we realized the need to go to a virtual program this Fall. For this reason, we have concluded that we will have to do our drawing for the Painted Violin Winners via an online platform.

At Noon on Sunday, December 6 we will use “Random Name Picker” which is a trusted online tool that can be used to quickly pick a random name/winner from a list of names for any drawing or contest.

We will both email and post the names of the 8 winners on our website as well as include information on how to collect your violin prize.

Our original desire was to have a drawing in person at our December 6 rehearsal. However, the pandemic has made that impossible. We thank you for understanding our predicament.

This fundraiser was originally created to help students raise funds for their fees related to PYSO’s June 2020 Concert Tour of the Baltics and Scandinavia; but since we had to cancel the tour (due to COVID19) we have decided to forge ahead with this project. Proceeds already derived from this raffle will be set aside for future touring; forthcoming proceeds will be used to offset costs for our newly formed Private Study & Coaching Scholarships.

The advent of COVID19 has put many in precarious financial situations and we recognize that one of the cuts to household budgets may be extras like students’ music study, which is why we feel it is important to create this fund.

Talented artists from the Pittsburgh area took unplayable instruments and then donated their time and talent to create a new visual piece of art. Two of the artists are directly connected to PYSO (a current PYSO Alumnus as well as a PYSO Parent), other artists are up and coming young Pittsburgh freelance artists, established graphic artists and even a past Pittsburgh Steeler player who has successfully re-invented himself as a visual artist (not just in Pittsburgh, but internationally, too).

Larger donations of over $100 include advertising opportunities in the PYSO Concert Programs.


$500 Platinum Benefactor

  • Full page (6 X 9) black & white ad in the PYSO program
  • 200 chances to win a one of a kind painted violin

$375 Gold Benefactor

  • ½ page black & white ad in the PYSO program
  • 150 chances to win a one of a kind painted violin

$250 Silver Benefactor

  • ¼ page black & white ad in the PYSO program
  • 100 chances to win a one of a kind painted violin

$100 Bronze Benefactor

  • Business card sized black & white ad in the PYSO program
  • 40 chances to win a one of a kind painted violin


Fill out the form below to enter to win a painted violin.

Indicate how you would like your tickets distributed by filling in the box next to the desired violin. For example, if you purchase 3 tickets, you could enter 1 ticket for three different violins, all three for one violin, etc. The numbers entered into the boxes must add up to the total number of tickets you selected.

1 ticket for $5 / 3 for $10 / 5 for $15 / 7 for $20 / 10 for $25

Included with the total of each suggested donation is a small shipping and handling fee, as your ticket stubs will be mailed to you.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Suggested Donation

The numbers entered into these boxes must total to the total number of tickets selected.

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