Quick Info

No Rehearsals Dec 20th and Dec 27th.

We'll resume rehearsals on January 3rd. Have a great holiday! Don't forget to keep practicing!

DVDs and CDs of Dec 7 Concert Available for Purchase


Missed our concert on December 7 or just need to hear it again? You can purchase the DVD of the concert!

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Upcoming Auditions

Join MYS in January


Our mid-year placement auditions will be held January 7 & 8, from 3 to 8pm, at a to-be-determined location. Register Now and MYS will notify you as soon as the audition schedule is available.

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Jazz News

All-Year Auditions

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MYS is now auditioning jazz students throughout the whole year. The next placement auditions for advanced and intermediate groups will be held on January 3rd from 12 to 2:30pm at Roseway Heights School (7334 NE Siskiyou, Portland, OR 97213).

News & Updates

MYS Awarded $120,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust

2-Year Capacity Building Initiative

MYS Meyer Trust AnnouncementWe are absolutely thrilled to announce that MYS has been awarded a $120,000 Capacity Building grant over the next two years to support a multi-year marketing and communications project that will research, design and implement new communications to drive contributed and earned income and support equitable community engagement. Our sincere thanks to Meyer Memorial Trust! Want to join in our incredible accelerando? Give today and help us reach our $25,000 individual giving goal by December 31!

Tis the season to give music

MYS at Warner PacificFor 32 weeks of the year, MYS is creating musical opportunities for young people to play, grow and find their own expression in a fun, social and supportive environment. Tuition covers just half the cost of each student. Your financial support will reverberate in our community and help us to continue and expand our work. This winter, support MYS and help raise $25,000 by December 31 to ensure that our current and future students continue to have powerful life changing musical opportunities. Give Today

Andres Lopera Featured on Fox12 Weather

fox12weatherTuesday, December 2, Music Director Andres Lopera, assisted the Fox12 News Crew in giving the weather report. This fun and interactive experience was part of a live auction item from our first annual gala, CRESCENDO, in May 2014. The item winner donated back the experience to help bring MYS to more people via the news. Check out this very fun weather report!

Oregon Community Foundation Awards $35,000

To support a 2-year comprehensive marketing and branding effort

Oregon Community Foundation

MYS is thrilled to announce that the Oregon Community Foundation has awarded us with a 2-year grant of $35,000 to support a multi-year effort to raise our profile and tell the story of our organization. This project will align our communications with our strategic and artistic plans in order to meet and grow our multi-year earned and contributed income goals and to ensure the availability of tuition assistance funding so that no child is turned away due to financial constraints. Thank you to OCF!

MYS Adds Baroque Orchestra

For winds and strings

News_Baroque Orchestra_MYS HomepageWe're delighted to share the news that in light of the number of string and wind players that enrolled this season, MYS has added a new ensemble to our classical offerings - a Baroque Orchestra. The Baroque Orchestra is an intermediate level ensemble, conducted by Portland Baroque Orchestra violinist, Adam LaMotte. Mr. LaMotte brings a wealth of talent and experience and MYS looks forward to how his work with MYS will strengthen the artistic experiences for their students.

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NEW LOGO_Horn OnlyThe mission of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony is to educate, develop and promote young musicians. We enroll nearly 450 youth from 10 counties in the region, ages 5-18, in 12 orchestra, band and jazz ensembles each year. MYS is one of the largest youth music organizations in the country and one of the few offering a jazz program. Students need only one year of experience to join, and none are turned away due to financial circumstances beyond their control. Learn More about MYS >>