Westminster Youth String Ensemble (WYSE) was established in 2014. After 18 seasons as director of the Musica Dolce Youth String Ensemble, our founder, Kathleen Curran Monroe, decided to embark on a new endeavor and formed her own string orchestra, WYSE. Westminster Youth String Ensemble provides a high quality string music performance experience for promising young musicians from the Southern Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut. WYSE provides a unique opportunity available to young string musicians of all ability levels that is not currently available in local public or private schools. Students who participate in WYSE rehearse and perform orchestral music, showcasing their talents through a series of concerts in a variety of settings. The combination of private and group instruction allows the musicians to achieve a high level of proficiency and skill. Through live performance, WYSE seeks to inspire its members to achieve the highest level of musical expression, which will provide a strong foundation for a potential career in music, and will improve each member's self-disciplie and self-discipline, as well as providing memories that will last a lifetime.