2020-2021 Season Update
Due to ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have decided that the remainder of our 2020-21 season will be online. This format has been a wonderful way to keep music in our student’s lives while giving them time with Oregon Symphony musicians, international guest artists, students from other youth orchestras, and new MYS friends. If it is permitted and safe to meet in-person for Spring Term, we will consider that possibility, but we anticipate that we will remain online for the year. Please visit our 2020-21 Season Update page for more information.
All Classical’s Fall Into The Arts
We’re thrilled to be a part of All Classical Portland’s Fall Into The Arts series, a new weekly concert series highlighting over 30 local arts organizations. On Thursday October 29th at 7pm, MYS is featured with Symphony Orchestra’s March 7th performance of Portland composer David Schiff’s 4 Sisters, featuring jazz violin virtuoso, Regina Carter. Make sure to tune in tomorrow to 89.9 KQAC FM Portland or on their website at www.allclassical.org
Virtual Fall Concert Celebration
Join us for a virtual celebration of music, theatre and art, featuring a cross-genre program that allows for unique collaboration between MYS ensembles with performances ranging from Beethoven to contemporary American composers Florence Price and William Grant Still. This concert is FREE to the public, but requires registration. The concert will premiere on our YouTube Channel on November 21 at 7pm.
Register for 2020-21 Winter Term!
MYS welcomes students at all levels of musical experience and from all backgrounds to register for our Winter Term. With orchestra, band, jazz, percussion and string ensembles offered, and tuition assistance available, there is an opportunity for everyone.
MYS’ online program provides students a place to stay connected to their music and to their friends, while working on a variety of repertoire including classical masterworks and new music by young and diverse composers from Portland and beyond. In addition to our excellent team of conductors, MYS has new core artistic faculty, consisting primarily of Oregon Symphony musicians, who lead weekly studio classes with small groups of musicians for enhanced learning.
To register, complete the registration form and you will receive instructions for video submission. Auditions for a Winter start are due Monday, November 30 for guaranteed placement by the first rehearsal of Winter Term on December 12th. Auditions will continue to be accepted through the first week of January 2021.
Opportunity Knocks for Talented Young Musicians
MYS is thrilled to welcome international students to take part in our virtual rehearsals and concerts through the Fall Term. The Daily Observer in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda recently published a story on local students from the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra who are currently participating in our virtual rehearsals. READ the story HERE.
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MYS Virtual Hangouts
Interviews premiere on Thursdays @ 4pm on our YouTube channel! Hope to see you there!
- 10/29 – Ricardo Gallardo, percussionist/Artistic Director of Tambuco
- 11/5 – No Hangout
If you missed any episodes, you can watch them on our YouTube Channel. These virtual conversations include insight into guest’s lives with “Two Truths and a Lie,” “Sound Advice,” plus world premiere collaborations and live performances. Recent guests have included: cellist Johannes Moser, local composer David Schiff, All Classical CEO Suzanne Nance, Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and more!
Statement of Culture:
MYS is a welcoming community of students, families, conductors, coaches, teachers, supporters and volunteers. On stage and off, MYS STUDENTS SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND INSPIRE ONE ANOTHER. We empower our students to achieve EXCELLENCE in a balanced and meaningful way, by supporting their musical development and celebrating their varied interests and passions.
MYS is a safe space for all students. MYS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, or the presence of any mental or physical disability in its employment, programs and/or activities.