Senior Symphony Members


Welcome to Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (MYSO’s) 65th season! I am grateful for the opportunity to lead you this fall when we return to rehearsals as three smaller orchestras. This adjustment will allow us to physically distance while playing music not often performed by MYSO’s orchestras. For the time being, to create the room we need at MYAC, we need to make changes to our typical Monday evening schedules.

This fall, I am excited to work alongside my friends and colleagues, Margery Deutsch, Music Director Laureate, and Frank Almond, Artist-in-Residence, who will help lead the orchestras.

To get started:

  1. Begin preparing for your seating audition by clicking on your instrument under “Seating Audition Requirements & Excerpts.” 
  2. Find what orchestra you have been assigned to by viewing the rosters of the three orchestras below. 
  3. Review your orchestra’s parts and recordings linked below. Assignments will be made in September as a result of your audition.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible orchestra and MYSO. Best wishes to you as you prepare for another excellent season.

Warmest regards,

Mr. Simmons, Music Director

fees and forms

The 2020-21 membership fee for Senior Symphony is $935 per musician. Fees are payable in three installments and are non-refundable:

  1. Due Thursday, August 27, 2020: payment of $315 and enrollment form (Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español del formulario de inscripción.)
  2. Due Monday, November 16, 2020: payment of $310
  3. Due Monday, February 15, 2021: payment of $310

If you are applying for financial aid, your completed application (haga clic aquí para ver la traducción al español) AND a $50 deposit (in lieu of the 1st installment payment) are due no later than Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Custom payment plans are available for all MYSO members and can be arranged with Operations Associate Cait Manning at 414.267.2954 or

              Seating Audition Requirements & excerpts

              Video submissions due September 9
              Click here for video audition instructions.
              Click here to link to Chamber Orchestra Member Page.
              Click here to link to the Brass Choir Member Page.
                    Serenade Orchestra

                    Frank Almond, Artist-in-Residence

                    Roster and Rehearsal Schedule
                    • Mondays, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm, MYAC
                    • Click here for roster and list of rehearsal dates
                    Repertoire & Recording Links

                    Jennifer Higdon, All Things Majestic, mvt. II. String Lake

                    Antonín Dvořák, Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, B. 52 in E major

                    1. Moderato
                    2. Tempo di valse
                    3. Scherzo vivace
                    4. Larghetto
                    5. Finale: Allegro vivace
                          Beethoven 6 Orchestra

                          Carter Simmons, Music Director

                          Roster and rehearsal schedule
                          • Mondays, 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm, MYAC
                          • Click here for roster and list of rehearsal dates
                          string coaching videos (Yuka Kadota)

                          Beethoven 6 1st movement – VIOLIN I

                          Repertoire & Recording Links

                          Jennifer Higdon, All Things Majestic, mvt. IV. Cathedrals

                          Henryk Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvt. I, Clark Snavely, Violin

                          Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, F major (“Pastorale”)

                          1. Allegro vivace con brio
                          2. Allegretto scherzando
                          3. Tempo di menuetto
                          4. Allegro vivace

                            2 recordings to listen to:

                                        Dvorak 8 Orchestra

                                        Margery Deutsch, Music Director Laureate

                                        Roster and rehearsal schedule
                                        • Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, MYAC
                                        • Click here for roster and list of rehearsal dates
                                        Repertoire & Recording Links

                                        Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

                                        Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G major

                                        1. Allegro con brio
                                        2. Adagio-poco piu animato-Tempo primo Meno Mosso
                                        3. Allegretto grazioso-trio-Allegretto grazioso-Coda: Molto vivace
                                        4. Allegretto ma non troppo-un poco meno moss-un poco piu mosso-Tempo Primo

                                                    Seating and Part Assignments

                                                    • Assignments will be made in September as a result of your audition.

                                                    Concert Dress Requirements

                                                    Parts for 2020-21 Potential Works

                                                          Potential works for 2020-21

                                                          Benjamin Britten, Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a, from Peter Grimes

                                                          1. Dawn: Lento e tranquillo
                                                          2. Sunday Morning: Allegro spiritoso
                                                          3. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
                                                          4. Storm: Presto con fuoco

                                                          Franz Liszt, Les Preludes, S. 97 (Symphonic Poem #3)

                                                          Jessie Montgomery, Coincident Dances

                                                          Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op.64

                                                          1. “The Montagues and Capulets”
                                                          2. “Juliet–The Young Girl”
                                                          3. “Friar Laurence”
                                                          4. “Dance”
                                                          5. “Romeo and Juliet just before Parting”
                                                          6. “Dance of the Maids from the Antilles”
                                                          7. “Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb”

                                                            Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, in E Minor

                                                            1. Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico
                                                            2. Andante, ma non troppo lento
                                                            3. Scherzo: Allegro
                                                            4. Finale (quasi una fantasia)

                                                              Roberto Sierra, Sinfonia No. 3 (“La Salsa”)

                                                              1. Tumbau

                                                              Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)

                                                              1. Introduction
                                                              2. L’Oiseau de feu et sa danse & Variation de L’oiseau de feu
                                                              3. Ronde de princesses
                                                              4. Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï
                                                              5. Berceuse
                                                              6. Final

                                                              Richard Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70


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