Student Side-By-Side Program

2020-21 Season Update: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has cancelled all concerts through March 2021, including this season’s Student Side-by-Side program. We look forward to resuming this exciting program in the future. For the most up to date information regarding the 2020-21 season, please click here.

The PSO Student Side-by-Side program gives student musicians in grades 9-12 the experience of rehearsing and performing “side-by-side” their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra counterparts on the Heinz Hall stage. Participants receive personal coaching from their PSO stand partner and enhance their knowledge of the music field. Additional program highlights include group sectionals and workshops with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians and full orchestra rehearsals with PSO Associate Conductor Earl Lee.