Join the Orchestra!

The West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra (WIYSO) enables young musicians to perfect their musical skills within an orchestra ensemble under the direction of professional conductors. WIYSO encompasses two ensembles : a Symphony Orchestra and a String Orchestra.

Symphony Orchestra (14 to 25 years) :

  • The active season is from September to June

  • Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons

  • Auditions are usually held end of May through the beginning of June

  • Consult audition requirements for 2018-19 Season

  • Registration to auditions is done online (April & May)

String Orchestra (9 to 16 years) :

  • The active season is from September through May

  • Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings from 10:00 A.M. to Noon

  • Auditions are usually held in mid-June

  • Consult audition requirements for the String Orchestra

  • Registration to auditions is performed by email only

Outside of the regular audition period, we invite you to contact us by email to inquire about any availabilities we may have for the season.  We can also add your name to our mailing list so we can let you know when the schedule for the upcoming audition period becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact For other information, contact Michel Joron at +1-514-824-9025 or by email at