Bringing
Youth

In Tune
with
Classical

Music

Inspiring Young Musicians to Make a Difference with their Talent

As varied as the notes on a musical score, so is the depth and breadth of our organization. Here is just a sampling of our focus areas:

Youth Instrumental Music Competition Finalists

This annual competition is sponsored by the Women’s Symphony Association.

Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty it creates, this year’s Youth Instrumental Music Competition will be held virtually.  Click on the button below for more details and the application.

The 2021 Youth Instrumental Competition Winner:

Overall WSA $5000 Scholarship Winner
Naomi Jeanne Main

Youth Instrumental Competition Highlights

2021 Fashion Show- November 6, 2021

This year our Fashion show will be returning to Bent Creek for a fabulous in-person event.  

Our annual fashion show and basket raffle luncheon will be held in person. Your event ticket includes access to our luncheon, fashion show and gift basket raffle.  J.Jill will be our fashion show partner.

Click here for the J. Jill 2020 Fashion Show

 

 

“Where words fail,
music speaks.” 

Hans Christian Andersen

Mission

To promote classical music to the youth of Lancaster County and encourage interest in symphonic music.

Our History

In 1953 a group of 13 women joined together to promote local symphony orchestras. Their first project was to sell beverages during intermission at a performance at a local high school.  From that humble beginning has grown an organization supported in part by the Maude Bates Fund (begun in 1981) and the Barbara Little Endowment Fund (begun in 2002). While these two trusts help the WSA accomplish its mission, the support of the community, its partners and volunteers – people like you – is what fuels the inspiration of so many young people.

The Lasting Influence of a Music Education

Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.

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Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

Music lessons in childhood provide an added defense in advancing age against memory loss, cognitive decline, and diminished ability to distinguish consonants and spoken words.

Organizations We Support

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

The core purpose of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is to enrich, entertain and educate the South Central Pennsylvania Community through unique live musical performances and to provide community engagement opportunities for students of all ages.

Allegro Orchestra Lancaster

Allegro has partnered with the Women’s Symphony Association to bring a fresh and exciting new perspective to the Youth Instrumental Music Competition.

Music for Everyone

A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources to strengthen the roll that music plays in our schools and communities.

Gretna Music

Enriching the lives of audiences by bringing world-class musicians to perform great enduring music.

How You Can Make A Difference

The Women’s Symphony Association is hard at work in our community to promote classical music to young people and to encourage interest in symphonic music.  With your help, the WSA can do even more to bring the classics to future generations.  Become a WSA member, or become an individual/business partner, or volunteer with one of our many initiatives – all by following the steps on the membership form.  The lives of countless young people will be enriched by your partnership.

Women’s Symphony Association
P.O. Box 6154
Lancaster, PA  17607
www.lancasterwsa.org
Women’s Symphony Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.