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By mail: 4800 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 105 Portland Oregon 97239
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Register today for June Auditions. Times fill up so make sure to complete your registration form and schedule a time slot.
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!
Curious about our programs? Not sure which ensemble might be right for your child? Just want to hear some great music on a Saturday? Join us for our annual open house! And, after you've stopped by, head to the La Bonita North location (N. Killingsworth and N. Greeley) for food. 15% of the proceeds will go towards MYS on April 25!
Spring has spring and our students are busy musicians! From Ten Grands, to the Oregon Symphony Lobby and the State Legislature, there are multiple opportunities to hear our students play throughout the community coming up in April and May. Check out these dates!
MYS 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
We are 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 income and support equitable community engagement. Combined with our recent award from the Oregon Community Foundation, this $155,000 two year initiative allows us hire staff and build capacity to grow the organization. Many many thanks to the Meyer Memorial Trust for this incredible award.
The 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 >>