The West Hollywood Youth Orchestra was formed in 2018 by Maestro Nunzio Sisto as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based on the conviction that film music can be used as a powerful and effective educational tool when integrated into the music education curriculum, as a gateway for students to appreciate and perform all genres and styles of music.

The WHYO uses our 24-Part Method, an evolutionary orchestral layout based on the Broadway pit and Hollywood film orchestras, whose parts are specifically arranged to enable students of all levels to perform a wide variety of inclusive music.

In addition to featuring most of the instruments found in conventional orchestras, this layout also features a selection of instruments not commonly found in conventional orchestral layouts, including the most popular instruments like piano, guitar, saxophone, and drum set, giving students a versatile and varied choice of instruments to play.

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