The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
The MYO Experience
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from the greater Long Island area, providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral and choral masterworks at the highest possible level with recognized leaders in music education and performance. Founded in the fall of 1993 by John C. McNeur, MYO has grown from one orchestra of fifteen members to seven orchestras, a flute choir, and seven choral ensembles, serving over 950 young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 throughout the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island. Over the past several summers, MYO has embarked on performance tours, including Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, and The People’s Republic of China.