Student Side-By-Side Program

This exciting 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 Resident Conductor Andrés Franco.

Program dates for the 19-20 school year are:

November 22, 2019 – Application deadline
December 2019 – Repertoire distributed to participants
February 18, 2020 – Student rehearsal #1
February 24, 2020 – Sectionals (small group)
March 5, 2020 – Student rehearsal #2
March 10, 2020 – Sectionals (large group)
March 17, 2020 – Student rehearsal #3
March 18, 2020 – Full rehearsal and concert with PSO

Participation in the Side-By-Side program is by application only (no auditions), with particular emphasis placed on the teacher recommendation section. 

Applications for the 19-20 Side-by-Side program are now closed.

Learn more about this year’s concert on March 18, 2020 →