Conservatory Outreach


Please note the change...The final Honors Chorales / Youth Honors Wind Ensembles concert of the year has been changed to 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 10. 

A note from a Wind Ensemble parent:


"I just paid the invoice for the Youth Wind Ensemble and I have to say it was the best  investment I've had in a long time! My daughter played flute in symphonic winds. She was challenged by the music, learned so much and loved it. I'm sure it was a factor that helped her make into our high school's Wind Ensemble next year as a freshman.


Thank you and your great staff for doing such a fantastic job!"

Youth Honors Wind Ensemble Program

For students grades 6 through 12

Laura Joss, Conductor

Our Youth Honors Wind Ensemble Program for woodwind, brass and percussionists, provides talented young musicians with opportunities to expand and strengthen their musical skills and knowledge. The ensembles are designed to be supplemental to area school programs, and it is expected that all members play in their own school ensembles, where they exist. In addition, members are encouraged to participate in as many school musical activities as possible to increase their playing experience. New members are accepted each September and January. This is the first wind ensemble program in Northeastern Ohio that targets this specific age group.

This year, we are excited to announce the addition of a second ensemble called Symphonic Winds and the expansion of the program to include students in grades 6 to 12! Admittance to both ensembles is by audition; contact the Conservatory Outreach office to reserve an audition time. 


About the Conductor

Mrs. Joss is currently an Assistant Professor at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music where she serves as the Chair of the Music Education Department and teaches Introduction to Music Education, Instrumental Music Methods and Senior Seminar. She is active both nationally and internationally as an adjudicator, music education consultant and clinician. Mrs. Joss' full bio.

Fall 2014 Auditions by appointment only
Call 440-826-2365 for details or fill out the online request below.

Fall start up date: September 6, 2014
Please call to schedule an audition time.

Concert Winds

Rehearsals beginning September 6
Time: Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Fynette Kulas Hall
Cost:  $110 per semester, plus a $15 registration fee

Symphonic Winds
Rehearsals beginning September 6
Time: Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Fynette Kulas Hall
Cost:  $140 per semester, plus a $15 registration fee

For a list of proficiency requirements and audition materials, click here.

Spring 2014 Rehearsal Schedule
2014-2015 YHWE Policies & Expectations

For further information and to schedule an audition time
contact the Conservatory Outreach Office:
440-826-2365 -- or
use the online form below.
Absentee Line (440) 826-7298 

Audition Time Request

You will be contacted within two business days to confirm your audition time. 

* Required information
Has your child previously participated in an Outreach school year program? *
Student First Name: *
Student Last Name: *
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Address 2:
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Parent Name: *
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Instrument: *
Age: *
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Are you currnently taking private lessons? *
If yes, for how many years?
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