For Orchestra Members

Current Announcements

Sunday, December 9 – Full Orchestra Rehearsal on stage at Heinz Hall from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
6:00-6:45 Ravel (mainly 2nd mvt and 4th mvt)
6:45-9:00 Elgar (mainly fast variations)

If you ordered any PYSO Apparel, it will be ready for pick-up at rehearsal on December 9.

There is a PYSOPA Officers’ meeting at 8:15 PM in the Green Room.

Here are this week’s rehearsal notes from Earl.


All of us at the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra were shocked and saddened by the horrific acts committed in our city on October 27. Our thoughts continue to be with those tragically affected by this event as we move on to a time of healing.

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.
PYSO’s own Concerto Competition for current members will take place on Saturday January 12, 2019 in the afternoon at CMU. Deadline to submit the online application is Monday, December 31. For  more information and access to the online form visit Scholarships and Competitions and click on the third button down titled “2018-2019 PYSO Concerto and Solo Competition.”

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 was 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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