We are pleased to announce the 2019 edition of the Windsor Symphony Guild Scholarship Competition! This year’s competition will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at The Capitol Theatre. We will begin our competition at 2:00 pm. Each competitor will be assigned a 10-minute warm-up time as well as a practice room to warm up in. Please be sure to inform your accompanist about both your performance and warm-up times. Competitors must be members of the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The first 10 qualifying applicants will participate, this includes private instructor approval via email. The applications must be fully completed in order to be accepted. Competitors must prepare 2 contrasting pieces with a time limit of 12 minutes total. Prize winners cannot compete the following year. All judges’ decisions are final.

1st Prize - Pauline Higgins Memorial Scholarship--$500 cash and $384.20 tuition for Youth Orchestra 2nd Prize - Matti Holli Memorial Scholarship--$300 cash and $384.20 tuition for Youth Orchestra 3rd Prize -Yurith MacArthur Award--$200 cash and $384.20 tuition for Youth Orchestra.


WSO GUILD COMPETITION ONLINE APPLICATION FORM - Application will close Thursday, October 31st at 11:59:59.




+ Denotes Concert Master

* Denotes Principal




Flute French Horn Violin I Viola
Scarlet Colmenares* Raina Burke* Kasey Scoboria+ Miriam Elsawi*
Katrina Tarcia David Han William Brunet Ryan Browne
Lian Duong Trumpet Stefanie Smith Anya Lu
Giulia Vilardi Austin Laprise* Daniel Weng Avery Ng
Clarinet Ty Calongcagong Evan MacLean Cello
Andrew Sun* Jessica Robins Athavan Balakumar Cindy Cao*
Victoria Braun Ashna Cheverlharan Jenna Wang Eliza Ng
Bass Clarinet Trombone Avery McBride Cameron Baillargeon
Sean Chen Mackenzie Walsh* Natasha Morozova Bass
Bassoon Carter Gaus Steven Xu Tomás Colmenares*
Lucy Philbin* Tuba Violin II Summer Elsawi
Sienna Pacheco Henry Breitkopf* Vanessa Tran*  
Kendra McGregor Percussion Evan Lu  
Alto Sax Cavelle Doucet* Jessica Zhao  
Carlo DeSantis* Ben Calongcagong Gianluca Cecacci  
  Jodhibir Singh Amy Ling  
    Ruth Weng  
    Aiden MacLean  
    Robert Leech  
    Jonathan Friesen  
    Anika Wang  
    Eesha Atikukke  
    Nigel Woloszyn  







WSYO FALL 2019 Seating






WSJYO 19-20 Audition and Seating Information - August 24/25 - 2019

  • Those currently in WSJYO, this audition is to make sure you are placed in the correct section. For those wanting to join WSJYO this is to ensure you are ready to join the ensemble. 

  • Audition Music can be found below (taken from Suszki Book 3 for each respective instrument)

  • You can sign up for an audition time HERE. If you are unable to make any audition time slot work, please email me ( and we will schedule a separate one for you. 

  • Auditions will be held at the Capitol Theatre (121 University Ave. W, Windsor ON, N9A 5P4)

Please arrive at the FRONT DOOR of the Capitol Theatre Day of the Audition

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your audition to get warmed up 

  • Warm up space will be provided 

  • Auditions will be held in the Joy Theatre