The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

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My MYO Story

Ever since I joined MYO three years ago with the Nassau Symphony Orchestra and then moved on to the Youth Chorale and Principal Orchestra, I have grown as a violinist and vocalist in ways I don't think I ever imagined possible. As a musician, I feel I have gained so much experience and confidence. MYO is definitely one of the highlights of my week and I have made so many amazing friends that I'm sure I will keep for life. The list of opportunities that I have been given is endless: getting to be the concertmistress of the Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall with Director Mrs. Koppeis, singing soprano in Youth Chorale with Director Mr. Norris, and getting to be assistant concertmistress in the Principal Orchestra with Director Mr. Stickley playing Scheherezade in Carnegie Hall. I have learned so much in every group and I could not be more grateful for all of my conductors' support and the wisdom and guidance they have given me. I cannot thank Mr. McNeur enough for starting this group (which began in my church basement!) and for all the time and care everyone in the staff has put into making MYO the best musical organization ever! MYO has changed my life for the better and I can't wait for the next few years to see what I learn next. Thank you MYO for all you do for the lives of young musicians!

Esther Chung, Violin and Soprano
Nassau Principal Orchestra and Youth Chorale 2014

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News & Upcoming Events

  2015-2016 Season

Highlights of the 2015-2016 MYO Season will include:
  -- Concerts at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the 92nd Street Y in May 2016.
  -- MYO Tours Spain in July 2016.
  -- Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles.
  -- MYO Alumni reunite for 4th annual choir and orchestra concert June 12, 2016.

MYO Registration Due Friday, July 31

Registration for The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York's 2015-2016 season is due Friday, July 31. All placement notifications for the 2015-2016 season were emailed June 29-30. If you did not receive this email, please contact our office at 516-365-6961 or if you would like us to resend your notification.

MYO T-Shirt Contest 2015-2016

We are thrilled to announce our third annual MYO T-Shirt Contest! Each year, our members have an opportunity to show their MYO pride by designing an image for our official season shirt, which will be worn by nearly 1,000 members in the 2015-2016 season! The contest winner will also receive a cash award of $250.00! The deadline for submission is Friday, August 28, 2015.

Follow the link to fill out a submission form and include your design as an attachment:
MYO T-Shirt Design Submission Form

MYO Senior Scholarship Recipients

MYO presented six senior scholarships for 2014-2015 at the MYO Alumni Concert on Sunday, June 7th. These scholarships were given to deserving MYO members who demonstrated outstanding musicianship, dedicated service to MYO, and have plans to major in music at college.

Esther Chung, Soprano and Violin
Ethan Fields, Horn
Emma Haley, Soprano
Simon Lee, Oboe
Sarah Miller, Cello
Nicole Soder, Violin

To read more about their bright futures, please see our The MYO Experience page, and click on "SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS" for more details.

MYO Summer Office Hours

The MYO Office will be open Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm and Fridays from 9am - 1pm through August 28. We can be reached by phone at 516-365-6961 or by email at

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