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 2018-19 Apprentices

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

Name Aaron Wheat     School Rider

Instrument Violin

How long have you been playing your instrument? 10 years

What do you like about playing your instrument? It is a stress release

How long have you played in YSO? 5 years

What is your favorite thing about YSO? I love the friendly dynamic and the wonderful diversity of music we are encouraged to perform.

What are your favorite types of music? I love swing or jazz rhythms.  I also love romance music and expressive pieces.

 

Name Janell Hoff              School Rider

Instrument Violin

How long have you been playing your instrument? 7 years

What do you like about playing your instrument? I love that there is always a new challenge to conquer, and I also like the resonance of the violin.

How long have you played in YSO? 5 years

What is your favorite thing about YSO? I love that I’m able to explore new music and get exposure to new challenges, as well as meet new people who share the same love of music

What are your favorite types of music? My favorite genres of music are classical, alternative and pop.

 

Name Kevin Shultz        School Rider

Instrument Percussion/piano

How long have you been playing your instrument? 6/11 years

What do you like about playing your instrument? It is super unique

How long have you played in YSO? 4 years

What is your favorite thing about YSO? Playing music with my friends

What are your favorite types of music? Jazz

 

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:

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Spring Concert

    4:00 pmMSU Akin Auditorium

    Everyone is welcome to a spring performance of both the YSO's Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras at 4 pm in MSU's beautiful Akin Auditorium. The free performance will also feature small strings ensembles. Enjoy a wide range of music from Tchaikovsky to Copland to Pirate of the Caribbean!