The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

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My MYO Story

MYO was a pinnacle of my high school experiences.  I only discovered MYO in my senior year of high school and certainly wish I had found it earlier.  Being able to play such wonderful repertoire in a professional environment that still allowed for community and friendship was inspiring to me.  Mr. Preddice made rehearsals so captivating and enjoyable that it never seemed like an "effort" to go to rehearsals--it always was a true pleasure.  And amongst all the excellent venues we performed in, playing in Carnegie Hall was one of the best experiences of my life.

MYO helped inspire me to pursue music as a lifelong journey.  I am now studying viola performance and music education at Ithaca College and could not be any happier that music still holds such incredible importance in my life.  Without a doubt, MYO taught me the power and significance of music.

Daniel Martinez, Viola
Suffolk Principal Orchestra 2010

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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.

MYO Rehearsals for May 26-28

Tuesday, May 26 at Herricks High School
Nassau Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Orchestra Rehearsals

Tuesday, May 26 at Sequoya Middle School
Suffolk Treble Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Orchestra Rehearsals

Thursday, May 28 at Herricks High School
Nassau Flute Choir, Symphonic Choir, and Chamber Chorale Rehearsals

Thursday, May 28 at Herricks Middle School
Nassau Treble Choir, String Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra Rehearsals

Thursday, May 28 at Sequoya Middle School
Suffolk Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Youth Chorale Rehearsals

New Member Auditions for 2015-2016 season

New member auditions for the 2015-2016 season will be held on Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, June 13 in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Please see our Auditions page for more information and to schedule an audition using the new online application form.

MYO Senior Scholarships

MYO is awarding six senior scholarships in 2014-2015 to deserving MYO members who have demonstrated outstanding musicianship, dedicated service to MYO, and have plans to major in music at college. Please see our Senior Scholarships page for more information and to download the application.

Calling All MYO Alumni!

MYO Alumni and our MYO High School Seniors are invited to join us for the third annual Alumni Choir and Orchestra Concert on Sunday, June 7 at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. Reunite with your friends and join your favorite MYO conductors for a weekend of music and celebration! Please see our After MYO page for more information.

MYO Returns to Carnegie Hall on May 31

MYO returns to Carnegie Hall for performances at 12:30PM and 7:30PM on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
For more details, please visit our Concerts & Events page. Concert tickets can be purchased through the Carnegie Hall website at or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

MYO Sings the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, and Citi Field!

Our MYO ensembles have had a wonderful time performing the Star Spangled Banner this season: for the Long Island Ducks (Suffolk Principal Orchestra), the Stony Brook Seawolves (Suffolk Youth Chorale), the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (Treble Choirs, Suffolk Concert Choir, and Nassau Symphonic Choir) and most recently for the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden (Nassau Chamber Chorale). Next up, the NY Mets on May 2 (Nassau Concert Choir) and June 13 (Suffolk Youth Chorale)! Let's Go, MYO!!
Check out our In the Community page for more details and event pictures!

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