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MYS June August 2015 AuditionsRegister today for June and August auditions! Times fill up so make sure to complete your registration form and schedule a time slot.


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Newmark/Schnitzer Concert CD & DVD For Sale

December-7-Concert-DVD Didn't catch the most recent concert, or just want to hear it again? We have concert CDs and DVD sets for purchase for $30 each. Just visit this link to buy, watch, and listen now!


News & Updates

MYS Plays ELO with the School of ROck

June 28 at the Aladdin Theater

MYS Plays ELOExperience a true fusion of Beatlesque Pop-rock and Classic Symphonic sound when School of Rock Portland teams up with Metropolitan Youth Symphony to perform the undeniably unforgettable hits of Electric Light Orchestra! This exciting, first time collaboration will be performed at the historic Aladdin Theatre for a fantastic Sunday evening all ages show.

Proceeds will go towards the benefit of Metropolitan Youth Orchestra's tuition assistance program as well as PROWUS grants for young musicians in need!

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CRESCENDO Gala raises $63,000!

MYS Crescendo thank youThanks to all who took a stand for music on May 8th, 2015 at our annual gala, CRESCENDO. Together we raised $63,000 to support our expansive music programs.

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Special Feature on Oregon Art Beat!

Check out the April feature with Andres Lopera and MYS on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat!  

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4 MYS Students Invited to Miami

Side-by-Side with the New World Symphony

New World Symphony CenterMYS is also thrilled to announce that Cammie Lee, Barry Fowler Daniel Scoggins and Justin Huang have been invited by the New World Symphony (NWS) to perform in a Town Hall/Side-by-Side Concert conducted by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas on February 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. There will be approximately 50 students participating including five from Medellin, Colombia; four MYS students from Portland, and the remaining 41 from across South Florida.

Mr. Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The program for the NWS concert on February 4 is:

Brahms:  Academic Festival Overture
Walker:   Lyric for Strings
Copland:  Hoe Down from Rodeo
Tchaikovsky:   Mvt. IV from Symphony  No. 4
Encore:    Bizet:  Farandole from L’Arlésienne


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 >>