2021-2022 Season

  • MYO Ensembles perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • MYO Tours Italy in July 2022
  • New Collaborations and Commissioned Works for MYO Ensembles
  • Concerto and Vocal and Emerging Composers Competitions
  • Free Long Island Community Concerts
  • MYO Alumni Reunion Concert

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Audition for MYO

New Member Auditions for 2021-2022

Submit an audition video for the 2021-2022 MYO Choirs and Orchestras April 1 – June 15. Please see our Auditions page for details.

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PATCH – Levittown Kids Chosen for Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Programs

Levittown Kids Chosen for Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Programs

Published: October 21, 2019 at Patch.com By: Daniel Hampton

LEVITTOWN, NY — Four talented Levittown students have been chosen to join the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s choral and orchestra programs.

The students — from Jonas E. Salk Middle School, Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School — had to audition and qualify based on certain ensemble criteria, the

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MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2021 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition winners!

INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION I: First Place: Minsoo Chae, violin; Second Place: Yiya Hu; Third Place: Cadence Chen, viola; Fourth Place: Cody Cheng, cello VOCAL DIVISION I: First Place: Shreya Kedia, soprano; Second Place: Kailyn Marra, soprano; Third Place: Alexis Jade Meloe, child’s voice; Fourth Place: Emma Samghabadi, soprano INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION II: First Place: William Dunlop, oboe; Second Place: Kayleigh Di Brico, violin; Third Place: Ethan Young, cello; Fourth Place: Lauren Enos, clarinet VOCAL

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Giving Thanks

Recognizing the Freeport Community Concert Association

MYO would like to recognize and publicly thank the Freeport Community Concert Association for their generous donation of $5,500 to support talented MYO and Freeport students with tuition scholarships and two senior scholarships worth $1,000 to seniors majoring in music at a college level in Fall 2020.

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MYO Competitions

Congratulations to our top sixteen finalists of the 2019-2020 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition! Special thanks to all 75 of our MYO members who submitted applications and shared their exceptional talent with us! Please see our Concerto and Vocal Competition page for more details. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Emerging Composers Competition!

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MYO Summer Performance Tour to Italy

MYO is touring Italy July 7 – July 20, 2020 with GrandTours, our group tour provider!

Visit our Tours page to see the MYO Italy Tour Proposal and find out how to audition online for the tour choir and orchestra!

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RIVERHEAD NEWS REVIEW – Student musicians take center stage at Carnegie Hall

Student musicians take center stage at Carnegie Hall

Published: May 20, 2019 at the Riverhead News Review By: Katie Nalepinski

Riverhead High School sophomore Lauren Enos, 15, sits on the edge of her seat in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, her clarinet pointed down. Her eyes are glued to the sheet music in front of her, but she’s practiced enough that she knows composer Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” like the back of her hand.

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NEWSDAY – Playing clarinet opens the world of the orchestra and Carnegie Hall

Playing clarinet opens the world of the orchestra and Carnegie Hall

Newsday – Read the article at www.newsday.com Published: March 1, 2019 By: Isabel Chen, Kidsday Reporter

Every Thursday, I participate in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, called MYO. Players from all over Suffolk County join together, whether you’re a flute player, a bass player or even a percussionist. There’s at least one person representing each instrument, except for saxophone, which

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MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2019 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners!

INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION I: First Place: Carolyn Lau, flute; Second Place: Theresa Jiao, violin; Third Place: Emma Hong, violin; Fourth Place: Alice Wang, viola VOCAL DIVISION I: First Place: Jade Silverstein, soprano; Second Place: Avani Schwartz, soprano; Third Place: Maria Gaztañaga, soprano ; Fourth Place: Natalie Ceonzo, soprano INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION II: First Place: Ju Young Yi, clarinet; Second Place: Rebecca Nelsen,

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Hear MYO on SoundCloud

Hear our 2018-2019 MYO Ensemble Concert Recordings on SoundCloud

Visit our SoundCloud page to hear and share concert recordings from our 2018-2019 season — free of charge!

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Harbor Country Day School Student Jade Silverstein Named Finalist in Metropolitan Youth Orchestra 2018-2019 Concerto and Vocal Competition

In November of 2018, Jade performed as the soloist at the MYO’s performance at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Originally published on Longisland.com – Read the article at www.longisland.com Published: January 22, 2019 By: Long Island News & PR

St. James, NY – January 22, 2019 – The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) has selected Jade Silverstein, an eighth grader at Harbor Country Day School in St. James, as a

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One SINGular Sunday

MYO Presents One SINGular Sunday on February 10

MYO presents One SINGular Sunday on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY. This is a free event open to all singers ages 8 – 18.

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MYO Finalists Concert

MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Finalists Concert

MYO is proud to present the top sixteen finalists (out of 74 applicants) of the 2018-2019 Concerto and Vocal Competition in a concert on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY 11721. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Free Concert Featuring Long Island Teens

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York 13 Myrtle Street, 2nd Floor Manhasset, NY 11030 www.myo.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE January 10, 2019 CONTACT Anthea Jackson, Executive Director Phone: 516-365-6961 Email: ajackson@myo.org

FREE CONCERT FEATURING LONG ISLAND TEENS

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Happy New Year!

MYO Rehearsals Resume January 3

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and music-filled 2019! The MYO Office is open and MYO rehearsals resume Thursday, January 3.

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Nassau Choirs at LeFrak

Nassau Choirs in Concert

All Four Nassau Choirs Take the Stage on December 9

Join us on Sunday, December 9 at LeFrak Concert Hall to see our Nassau Treble Choir and Chamber Chorale perform at 4 PM and our Nassau Concert and Symphonic Choirs perform at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now!

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2018 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners

MYO Concerto Competition Finalists

Congratulations to our top sixteen finalists and four honorable mentions of the 2018-2019 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition! Special thanks to all 74 of our MYO members who submitted applications and shared their exceptional talent with us! Please see our Concerto and Vocal Competition page for more details.

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Featuring MYO Soloist Kenny Kim

MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winner Performs November 4

We are thrilled to feature 2017-2018 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition Winner Kenny Kim on the Sunday, November 4 concert at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. He will perform the Weber Concertino with the Nassau Principal Orchestra, led by Scott Stickley.

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2018-2019 Nassau Choir News

All Nassau Choirs Will Rehearse On Monday Nights

We are consolidating our Nassau Choir rehearsals to Monday nights at Herricks High School beginning September 2018 to create a more unified choral community for our Nassau singers. Rehearsing on the same night at the same location allows our 4th – 8th grade singers to see the musical progression from Treble Choir through Concert Choir, Symphonic Choir, and Chamber Chorale and will give our Nassau Choirs

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2019-2020 Season

    • All of our MYO Choirs and Orchestras will perform at Carnegie Hall
    • MYO Tours Italy in July 2020
    • New Collaborations and Commissioned Works for MYO Ensembles
    • Concerto and Vocal and Emerging Composers Competitions
    • Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles
    • MYO Alumni reunite for 8th Annual Choir and Orchestra Concert

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Day Thirteen – Auf Wiedersehen!

Oh my goodness. I cannot believe today was the last day of the MYO 2018 European Tour. This truly has been a life altering experience and I owe so much to the people at MYO for giving each and every one of us the opportunity to experience so much culture, make so many memories, and perform in the most spectacular venues.

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Day Twelve – Our Final Concert

Hello, everyone and welcome to my recount of our first full day in Budapest, Hungary. After last night’s river cruise, I could not wait to get the day started. Breakfast at the hotel was complete with a waffle station and loads of croissants. The day officially began with a bus tour of Budapest. Our first stop on the tour was the Parliament building.

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Day Eleven – Haydn and Budapest

Today we left Vienna at 8:15 AM. Most of us were sad to leave, Vienna has been such a wonderful place to visit and our concert at St. Stephen’s has by far been one of our favorite performances as MYO members.

On our way to Budapest, we made a stop in Eisenstadt to visit Schloss Esterházy.

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Picture of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Day Ten – Final Day in Vienna

Good morning everyone! Today is our last day in Vienna and I am truly devastated. I have absolutely LOVED Vienna and everything it has to offer.

This morning began with a tour of the Vienna State Opera House.

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