Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program
Photo Credit: Photographic Memories by The Oberstadts
The Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program (CWYSOP) is a regional symphony orchestra program serving middle school and high school student musicians within Portage, Wood, Waushara, Shawano, Waupaca, Adams, Juneau, Marathon, Lincoln and Langlade Counties with a full Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, and extensive partnerships with nationally renowned faculty in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus.
CWYSOP was founded in 2014 in partnership with UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education, UW-Stevens Point Music Department, Aber Suzuki Center, Heid Music, and regional music educators in Central Wisconsin. Two full symphony orchestras comprised of over 60 students from over twenty different schools/districts-rehearse weekly in the state-of-the-art facilities at the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus. Students receive mentoring from top music majors and faculty of the UW-Stevens Point Music Department and Aber Suzuki Center faculty.
CWYSOP is forever grateful to its founding Music Director/Conductor, Kurt Van Tiem, for his vision of creating a regional youth symphony program.
Our Spring 2024 Concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at 4:00pm at SPASH.
The Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program provides a high quality symphonic performing experience for committed middle-level and high school students who, with other like-minded musicians, wish to perform great symphonic literature, raise their level of playing, and nurture their love of music.
Staff Members to assist you:
Christian Stromley, Program Manager, email@example.com
Jodi Engum Kryshak, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyssa Edwards, Program Assistant, email@example.com
Stephan Wucherer, CWYSOP Music Director/ Symphony Orchestra Conductor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Bolden, CWYSOP Philharmonia Conductor, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For general inquires or questions, please email CWYSOP@cwso.org
Percussion Managers/Student Mentors: Matthew McEwen, Colton Maichle & Helaina Wills
Pictured: (front-left to right) Lyssa Edwards, Helaina Wills; (middle-left to right) Steve Wucherer, Jodi Engum Kryshak, Colton Maichle; (last-left to right) Austin Bolden, Matthew McEwen and Kiara Menzia.
Founding Staff Members:
Pictured is Kurt Van Tiem, Music Director/Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus; Jodi Engum Kryshak, Program Coordinator; Stephan Wucherer, former Philharmonia Conductor and current Music Director/Symphony Orchestra Conductor.