The Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) was formed in 2004 along with the Windsor Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra (WSJYO), to help young people develop their talent and realize their full potential through the experience of making music at a high level of excellence. The WSYO is open to young people ages 13-22 who play orchestral instruments. The junior orchestra (WSJYO) is open to string players ages 8-14.  The WSYO plays at least three concerts a year, including the annual Side by Side concert with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.


Conductor Daniel Wiley has this to say: “I fundamentally believe that music making is not just about making music, but also building people. In my experience, young musicians who learn to collaborate and express themselves in this manner, are far more prepared to tackle challenges
as young adults.”


In 2012, 2014 and 2016, the WSYO went to the “Association des orchestres de jeunes du Québec” festival in Terrebonne. In May 2015, the alumni joined the orchestra for a 10-year anniversary concert, with 85 musicians on stage.


It is estimated that almost 90% of all professional orchestra musicians in Canada are graduates of youth orchestra programs!



Tickets will be available online shortly. They will also be available at the door on the day of the concert, general admission. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at The Capitol.

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m., at The Capitol.