2022-2023 Season Registration is now open!
Register for the 2022-2023 season now! Be sure to check out our updated audition requirements. Auditions are due Sunday, August 7 for guaranteed placement by the first rehearsal of Fall Term. However, auditions for all ensemble types will continue to be accepted and placements will be made on a rolling basis into the Fall Term. Click the button below to learn more about how to register and audition. Contact programs@playmys,org with questions.
Thank you for attending CRESCENDO 2022!
The MYS Gala, CRESCENDO! Standing Together, took place on April 22, 2022 at Castaway Portland. We are grateful for our community who came to “Stand Together” with us to support music education for all students.
Visit the CRESCENDO Gala page to hear from MYS students and watch the all of the performances from the evening!
March 6th Concert Recordings Available Now!
Recording streams of our Spring Concert – In Characters of Fire, featuring Symphony Orchestra, Interlude Orchestra, and Sinfonietta Orchestra, as well as the full concert are available for purchase.
Click the link below to purchase a recording stream of the March 6th concert at the Newmark Theatre.
It’s not too late! Register for Introduction to Black Classical Composers & Musicians – Receive all 4 recorded sessions
In celebration of Black History month, MYS is pleased to present a free, interactive online class entitled: Introduction to Black Classical Composers & Musicians taught by violinist and educator Chenoa Murphy!
This class is offered to MYS students and their families and ran on Sundays, January 30 – February 20th, 3-4 pm, via Zoom. Register now and we will send you all four recorded sessions. Participation is free through a generous grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.
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.
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