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MYO 25th Anniversary Season

Highlights of the 2017-2018 MYO Season:

  • Concerts featuring all 15 of our MYO Ensembles at Carnegie Hall on May 6, 2018
  • Summer Performance Tour to Europe 2018
  • New Commissioned Works for our MYO Ensembles
  • Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles
  • MYO Alumni reunite for 6th Annual Choir and Orchestra Concert

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Roger Kalia, conductor. The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Alumni

MYO Alumni News

MYO Alum Awarded Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award

Congratulations to MYO Alum Roger Kalia on being awarded a 2017 Career Assistance Award from the Solti Foundation U.S.! Roger is the Co-Founder and Music Director of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Symphony, and Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Audition for 2017-2018

All new and returning MYO musicians were notified of their standing by email in early July and the registration deadline for the 2017-2018 season is Monday, August 7, 2017. MYO Auditions for all remaining ensemble openings will be held Saturday, September 9 and audition registration is now open. Please see our Auditions page for more details.

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Douglas Baldwin

As a MYO parent, I’ve had the unbridled pleasure of hearing more great live classical and contemporary orchestral music in the past three years than I had in the previous three decades. Furthermore, the opportunity for my son to play with the best fellow musicians of his age group on a regular basis – not just as a once-a-year event or two-week workshop – has

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August Chen

It has become almost a habit to pack up the violin and music, grab a pencil and some dinner, and hustle toward the car every Tuesday night for the past four years. MYO for me was divided into three parts, Concert Orchestra with Ms. Ho, Symphony Orchestra with Mrs. Koppeis, and Principal Orchestra with Mr. Stickley. Every step of the way, from Tchaikovsky to Ravel, playing music

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Isabel Coelho

MYO is such a great opportunity for any young musician. Since my daughter Chelsea joined, she has become more confident not only in her musicality but in her daily life. Being part of a group of such talented musicians only makes you better and encourages you to excel. I am overwhelmed by the professionalism and friendliness of the MYO staff.  They provide a safe, positive

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Kyra Faragasso

Since auditioning in fourth grade, MYO has become a treasured part of my life. As a vocalist and violinist, I have the opportunity to join other students who love and live their music. MYO is a wonderful and extraordinary gift that has helped me to grow, both as a person and a musician. I cherish the privilege of being taught by extraordinary instructors and performing

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Talia Fernandez

My MYO tour to China in the summer of 2014 was an experience I will remember for my entire life. For two weeks, I saw spectacular sights and visited amazing places like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Dragon Lady’s Summer Palace, and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. I was able to play in concert, and hear Chinese orchestras in concert as

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