Young People's Symphonic Orchestra | Webster University

Young People's Symphonic Orchestra



The Young People's Symphonic Orchestra (YPSO) is the most advanced of the School's ensembles, performing a wide range of orchestral literature in its original form. This full orchestra focuses members' attention on the refinement of ensemble skills, intonation, sight-reading, and orchestral discipline, while increasing performance standards (transposition for some instruments). Past repertoire includes:  Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Bizet Symphony No. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake.) All members of YPSO are eligible and invited to audition for the Concerto Competition.

2017-18 Concerts

6 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018
6 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018

At the Community Music School Center,
535 Garden Ave.,
Webster Groves, MO 63119

FREE and open to the public 

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp

Ages: students in grades 7-12

Weekly Rehearsals: Mondays from 4:15-6:15 p.m. 

Patrick Jackson, conductor

Patrick JacksonB.M.E., Jackson State University; Master of Music, Double Bass performance, St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Recipient, Missouri American String Teachers Association's "Secondary String Educator of the Year" award, Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers, 2003-04 Kirkwood School District Teacher of the Year, 2003 Emerson "Excellence in Teaching" award, and St. Louis American "Excellence in Education " honors.  Member of the MSHSAA Music Advisory Committee, American String Teachers Association, M.M.E.A., M.E.N.C and past Vice-President of High School Orchestra for the St. Louis All-Suburban Music Educators Association.  Named a 2011 Distinguished Music Educator of the Yale School of Music.

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