WYO is seeking someone to fill the new position of
The Williamsburg Youth Orchestra was established in 1995 by local musicians and parents to give area students the opportunity to play in a full orchestra. Thanks to support from arts commissions as well as private and corporate donations, WYO has expanded to include a string orchestra, a chamber music program and a summer music festival, in addition to its full orchestra. The WYO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin, remains the only full orchestral experience available to school-age musicians in the Williamsburg area. The WYO String Orchestras, conducted by Karey Sitzler, build ensemble musicianship and playing skills. These groups perform a minimum of three concerts together each season.
WYO Mission Statement
The mission of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras is to help talented and motivated young musicians in the region develop their full potential as orchestra performers by providing them with the music education programs and performance opportunities that they need. To meet its mission, the WYO has the following goals:
The Williamsburg Youth Orchestra is partially funded by a grant from the
Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.