Apprentice Program

Every season, YSO Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to audition to participate in our Apprentice Program, in partnership with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra.  Two to four students are selected and partnered with a professional mentor. Each student receives five private lessons and then performs on stage with his or her mentor at a Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra concert. This is a wonderful educational opportunity for our students!

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Apprentices

Matthew Bitz, violin; Sadie Horton, flute; Sergio Pereiro, saxophone; and Arianna Menden, cello

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Apprentices

Aaron Wheat, violin; Janell Hoff, violin; and Kevin Shultz, percussion.

2017-2018 YSO Apprentices

The YSO is proud to announce our 4 apprentices for the 25th Anniversary Season: Brady Dehnert, Karl Dabalos, Cecilia Parker, and Alexis Nicolas.

Upcoming events:

  • Mon

    Heart Strings Art Ex

    9:00 amKemp Center for the

    Enjoy unique pieces of art by a variety of community artists, each transforming an unplayable instrument into new beauty. The exhibit is free to attend and will be open for a month. All pieces are available for bidding by silent auction, either in person or by replying to the bidding thread here in …

  • Thu

    Valentine's Gala

    6:30 pmKemp Center for the

    An elevated experience for friends and supporters of the youth orchestra including fine dinner, wine, and live music provided by top students in the orchestra. A silent auction will take place during the early evening. During dinner, one of the YSO conductors will speak briefly with the guests, and …