Sophomore Cellist Earns Spot with MYSO

Nithya Attipetty, a sophomore cellist at Prairie, was recently named Principal Cello in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Philharmonia.

Attipetty earned the spot after a seating audition with MYSO in August.  The Philharmonia is MYSO’s third full symphony orchestra.  The 130-member group is comprised mainly of students in grades 7-11 and participates in a curriculum that introduces the major styles of symphonic literature.

“Nithya is immensely talented and this is a huge honor,” said Jamie Breiwick, instrumental music teacher at Prairie.  “We’re very proud of her accomplishment and I’m excited to watch her continued growth as a musician.”

Attipetty started learning music at The String Academy of Wisconsin at five-years-old.  In addition to performing for Prairie, she also studies with Ingrid Thitcheha.