The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

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My MYO Story

Being in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York truly changed my life. Some of my best experiences have come from this organization. MYO has brought me to so many places that I would have never visited on my own. In addition, it has introduced me to life-long friends. Through MYO, I learned to appreciate all different kinds of music that has helped me get through some of the most difficult times of my life. I honestly cannot imagine how different my life would be if I had not been a member of this orchestra.

Stephanie Chaung, Viola
Nassau Principal Orchestra 2007

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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, NY Mets, Long Island Ducks, and Stony Brook Seawolves games.
  -- Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles.
  -- MYO Alumni reunite for an orchestra and choir concert June 7, 2015.

Tuesday, March 3

The Herricks Schools have cancelled all evening activities because of the impending bad weather.
The following MYO rehearsals are cancelled:
Nassau Treble Choir
Nassau Concert Choir
Nassau String Orchestra
Nassau Concert Orchestra
Nassau Symphony Orchestra
Nassau Principal Orchestra

In light of this cancellation so close to our March 15 and 22 concerts, we will try to schedule make up rehearsals later this week. Please stay tuned for more details.

The Nassau Concert Orchestra sectionals and Symphony Orchestra seating auditions will be rescheduled.

MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition winners!

First Place Instrumental:
AJ LaBarca, cello
Second Place Instrumental:
Sarah Miller, cello
Third Place Instrumental:
Alexandra Woroniecka, violin

First Place Vocal:
Emily Shallbetter, soprano
Second Place Vocal:
Catherine Sweeney, soprano
Third Place Vocal:
Noah Mond, alto

Special thanks to all of our competition applicants, and to their parents, teachers and pianists who supported them.
For more details, please visit our Concerto and Vocal Competition page.

MYO Performs the National Anthem

Our MYO ensembles had a wonderful time performing the National Anthem for the Long Island Ducks (Suffolk Principal Orchestra on 9/19), the Stony Brook Seawolves (Suffolk Youth Chorale on 10/11), and for the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (Treble Choirs on 10/25). Looking forward to more anthem performances for the Islanders on January 19 (Suffolk Concert Choir) and March 29 (Nassau Symphonic Choir), and for the NY Mets on May 2 (Nassau Concert Choir) and June 13 (Suffolk Youth Chorale).
Check out our In the Community page for more details and event pictures!

MYO T-Shirt 2014-2015 Contest Winner

We're thrilled to announce the winner of our 2014-2015 MYO T-shirt Contest, Robin Shum! Robin is an oboe player in the Nassau Principal Orchestra, and her Andy Warhol-inspired design will be featured on our official season shirts, which will be given to all current members at rehearsals later this fall. Thank you to everyone who submitted designs, and we look forward to seeing you wear your MYO colors this season!

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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