For Orchestra Members

Current Announcements

Please check the rehearsal order posted on the online calendar.
Note for rehearsal this weekend Oct. 21: The heating system in Heinz Hall is not working properly. Please dress warmly. That includes shoes and socks. No flip flops!
For those involved in chamber music, here is the weekly YC2 update.
Be sure to check out PYSO’s web page for Scholarships and Competitions. Just updated are the Young Artist Auditions for the Pittsburgh Concert Society.
Take your place on the famed Carnegie Hall stage with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). NYO-USA is a free summer training program that brings together the country’s best young instrumentalists (ages 16–19) for a three-week residency with leading professional orchestra musicians. Following the residency, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to Europe with esteemed conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Application deadline is November 15, 2018. Apply now.


Application Deadline: November 15, 2018 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the 26th annual EQT Student Side-By-Side event to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Heinz Hall and will be conducted this year by PYSO Music Director Earl Lee! This event gives aspiring young musicians the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform “side-by-side” their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra counterparts on the Heinz Hall stage. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 30, 2018.

If you are involved in a small group (whether it’s YC2 or not) that is actively rehearsing, and you have some repertoire prepared, see if your group is interested in performing. Please follow this link and scroll down to where it says “Upcoming Performance Opportunities”. If you and/or your group would like to perform, please complete a Communication Form.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering PYSO members discounted tickets to most of their concerts this season. All you have to do is go to and in the upper right corner, click on promo code to type it in. You’ll see to which concerts the promo code applies and you can purchase tickets online. Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity! (Email if you have forgotten the code!)
All throughout the year, you can support PYSO when you shop online with Amazon Smile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. You’ll find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as with the added bonus that the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PYSO, if you designate the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra as your charity of choice. It’s that easy!


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