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My MYO Story

Thanks to MYO, I was introduced to an incredible array of composers and musical styles which highly augmented both my musical abilities and my appreciation for the art.  From my first MYO concert, in which I played Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, to my final concert, playing Mahler's Fifth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, MYO was a musical experience that I will never forget.

Michael Bissex, Violin
Nassau Principal Orchestra 2008

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News & Upcoming Events

2014-2015 Season

Highlights of the 2014-2015 MYO Season will include:
  -- Two Carnegie Hall Concerts on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
  -- MYO Choirs and Orchestras perform the National Anthem at NY Islanders and Long Island Ducks games.
  -- Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles.
  -- MYO Alumni reunite for an orchestra and choir concert June 7, 2015.

Highlights of the 2013-2014 MYO Season included:
  -- Two Carnegie Hall Concerts on Sunday, May 4, 2014, featuring a world premiere of a MYO commissioned work by renowned composer Ola Gjeilo.
  -- MYO Choirs perform the National Anthem at NY Mets, NY Islanders, and Long Island Ducks games.
  -- Free Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles.
  -- MYO Alumni reunite for a concert June 1, 2014 with special guest artist Stanley Drucker.
  -- Summer 2014 Tour to China with MYO Orchestra and Choir.

MYO Flash Mob

MYO had our very first flash mob in China! The Tour Choir sings Mo Li Hua (The Jasmine Flower) in Shanghai's Jin Mao Tower on July 20 with choir director Sandra Baskin at the piano and MYO member Jeffrey Chin on ocarina!
Watch the video HERE

MYO T-Shirt Contest 2014-2015

Current MYO Members are encouraged to submit designs for both the front and back of our 2014-2015 MYO black crew neck t-shirt, which will be worn by over 1,000 members! Please email all entries to Nicole Fox at
The deadline for submission is Friday, August 15.
Read more details about the contest in our New and Noteworthy section.

Summer 2014 China Tour

MYO just returned from an amazing tour of China from July 8-21!
Check out our MYO Blog page and Facebook Page for updates and pictures!

New MYO Choirs in 2014-2015!

The Nassau Youth Chorale will be divided into two new choirs for the 2014-2015 season: The Nassau Symphonic Choir with Louise O'Hanlon, and the Nassau Chamber Chorale with Edward Norris.

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