Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Sunday, September 17            1:30 p.m.    STRING SEATING auditions (all strings) Clarke Chapel

2:30-5:00 p.m.   FULL Orchestra rehearsal               Clarke Chapel

Sunday, September 24                        2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel

Sunday, October 1                  2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel

Sunday, October 8                  2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel

Sunday, October 15                2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel

Sunday, October 22                2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel


Sunday, October 29              Sound check 1:30      Community Arts Center

                                                Concert 4:00               Community Arts Center

WSO Side-By-Side event:


Sunday, November 12             2:30-5:00 p.m.             TBA

Sunday, November 19             2:30-5:00 p.m.             TBA

Sunday, December 10             7:30-10:00 p.m.           Community Arts Center w/WSO

Monday, December 11           7:30-10:00 p.m.           Community Arts Center w/WSO

(for rehearsals with WSO, specific rehearsal schedule TBA; WSYO members will not be needed for the whole time)


Tuesday, December 12          7:30pm w/WSO         Community Arts Center 




Sunday, January 21                 2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (full orchestra)

Sunday, January 28                 2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (full orchestra)

Monday, January 29               7:00-8:30 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (winds/brass/perc sectionals)

Sunday, February 11               2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (full orchestra)

Sunday, February 18               2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (full orchestra)

Monday, February 19             7:00-8:30 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (strings only)

Sunday, February 25               2:30-5:00 p.m.             Clarke Chapel (full orchestra)


Sunday, March 4                   4:00 p.m.  (rehearsal at 1:00)           CAC (with junior strings)



The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra is an educational outreach program of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

Our WSYO Music Director

Dr. William Ciabattari is the Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Lycoming College. Previously, he was on the faculty of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where he was the director of the Heidelberg Brass Band, the Heidelberg Athletic band, and the Instructor of Low Brass. He was also the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony for five years, touring internationally in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, New Zealand, and Australia. Prior to his work with the CYWS, he was a band and orchestra teacher in the North Olmsted public schools (OH). In addition to teaching and conducting, Dr. Ciabattari is an active freelance musician. He has performed with many professional orchestras including the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Charleston Symphony (SC), Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra and the North Arkansas Symphony. He has been a featured soloist with the Billtown Brass, North Arkansas Symphony, Case Symphonic Winds, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Brass Band of the Western Reserve, and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble. Dr. Ciabattari received a B.S.E. in music education from the University of Arkansas, M.M. in tuba performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Ph.D. in music education from Case Western Reserve University.


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The WSYO is intended for high school students. However, local college students who do not have access to a school orchestra are also invited to audition. Younger students are also invited to audition and may be accepted based on their teachers’ recommendations and WSYO need. It is expected that WSYO members will also be active participants in their schools’ music programs. Tuition is $85 for the year (recommended), or $45 per semester (fall concert + January or January + winter concert) if extenuating circumstances prevent full-year participation. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Contact Becky Ciabattari at rciab @ williamsportsymphony.org for more information.

Upcoming Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra Events

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