Percussion Ensemble

    We are thrilled to announce that last year’s pilot percussion program is a permanent part of this year’s ensemble offering! MYS Director of Percussion, Michael Roberts, Oregon Symphony percussionist, oversees the program which consists of MYSticks, our advanced percussion ensemble, and a Percussion Studio offered to percussion students across all MYS orchestras and bands.

    Percussionists will work with a variety of guest artists in addition to Mr. Roberts throughout the year.  Advanced students have the unique opportunity to perform with MYSfits, MYS’ advanced self-conducted string ensemble, and the advanced Jazz band during the concert season. One year of experience is required and financial aid is availableClick here for more information and for the Saturday percussion schedule.

    Register / Audition

    Join the MYS community and audition for our 2017-18 season! As of August 16th, auditions are by appointment only. Please call Production Manager, Chris Whittemore at (503) 239-4566 to schedule an audition, and fill out the online registration form.


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    Metropolitan Youth Symphony educates, develops and promotes young musicians. We enroll over 500 students from the Greater Portland Metro area and SW Washington, 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.  MYS' strong financial aid program ensures that all interested musicians have an opportunity to join MYS.