2020-2021 Season Update
Due to the ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have decided that our Fall term program will be online. We learned much through the quick switch to an online program last spring and have made enhancements to the rehearsal day and concert process. We believe this new format will be a wonderful way to keep music in your student’s life as we give them time with Oregon Symphony musicians, international guest artists, students from other youth orchestras, and new MYS friends. Please visit our 2020-21 Season Update page for more information.
Register for the 2020-21 Season!
MYS welcomes students at all levels of musical experience and from all backgrounds to register for the 2020-21 Season. With 14 orchestra, band, jazz, percussion and string ensembles in Portland and Hillsboro and tuition assistance available, there is an opportunity for everyone. In a typical season, students enjoy performance opportunities at venues throughout the metro area, including the Newmark Theatre and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. To accommodate social distancing guidelines, auditions for the upcoming Season will be held via video. Simply complete registration and we will send you instructions for video submission. *Update 8/17: We are currently accepting registrations and audition videos. Ensemble placements will be made on a rolling basis through the Fall.
Virtual Concert Finale
Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Concert Finale! If you missed the performance on Saturday, or want to watch again, you may click the link below for the full concert. Individual group performances are also available on our YouTube Channel.
MYS 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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Interviews will premiere on Thursdays @ 4pm on our YouTube channel! We hope to see you there!
- 9/24 – Hamilton Cheifetz, Professor of Cello, Portland State University
- 10/1 – Evan Kuhlmann, bassoon/contrabassoon, LA Philharmonic
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!