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Fall Auditions are Closed

Register for January!

MYS June August 2015 Auditions Registration for Fall Auditions are now closed! Thank you to many of you who auditioned! Please check our website in October for information about our January auditions for the Spring Term.


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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

Special Feature on Oregon Art Beat!

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

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Save the Date!


Join MYS on Sept 3 at the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert at Tom McCall Park.  The MYS Symphony Orchestra will perform from 1:30-2:15pm.  The Oregon Symphony takes the stage later that evening.  Check the Oregon Symphony page here for more details! 

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 >>