2018-2019 Season

  • Concerts featuring our MYO Ensembles at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • New Commissioned Works for our MYO Ensembles
  • Emerging Composers and Concerto and Vocal Competitions
  • Free Long Island Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles
  • MYO Alumni reunite for the 7th Annual Choir and Orchestra Concert
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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:

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Hear MYO in concert!

Hear all 14 of our MYO ensembles in concert this March

Join us for concerts on March 10 to hear our Nassau Orchestras, March 17 to hear our Suffolk Choirs and Orchestras, and on March 24 to hear our Nassau Choirs! See our Concerts and Events page for more details and to purchase tickets (as available).

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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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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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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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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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Audition for MYO 2018-2019

Audition for 2018-2019

New Member Auditions for Select Instruments and Voice Types

There are a limited number of openings in our MYO Choirs and Orchestras for the 2018-2019 season and we will hear auditions on rehearsal nights starting September 17-27. Please see our Auditions page for more details and call the MYO office to set up an audition date and time.

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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

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2018 Summer Performance Tour

MYO toured Europe July 3 – July 16, 2018 and visited Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest! Please see our Tours Page and Tour Blog for complete details.

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Elise Camillone - 2017-2018 MYO T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

MYO Senior Scholars 2017-2018

2017-2018 MYO Senior Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our seven MYO Senior Scholarship winners for 2017-2018: Grace Donofrio, Claire Ezratty, Vincent Fasano, Amelia Libbey, Matthew Rhee, Alyssa Sposato, and Jessica Staiano. Please see our Senior Scholarships page to learn more about them and our previous senior scholarship winners.

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MYO 25th Anniversary Season

Highlights of the 2017-2018 MYO Season:

Elise Camillone - 2017-2018 MYO T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Returning Member Auditions and Anthem Rehearsals

Returning Member Auditions on 6/4 and 6/7/2018

There are returning member auditions this Monday, June 4 at Patchogue Medford High School and this Thursday, June 7 at Connetquot High School. Please refer to the audition schedule emailed to you on April 25 for more information.

Anthem Rehearsals on 6/7/2018

Suffolk Concert and Symphonic Choir Mets Anthem Rehearsal with

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MYO Clarinet Day 2018

Join us for MYO’s first ever Clarinet Day on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Landmark Theater in Port Washington, NY! Open to clarinetists of all ages and levels from Long Island and the Tri-State Area. Visit our Clarinet Day page for details.

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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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Concerto and Vocal Competition Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition winners! Special thanks to all of our competition applicants, and to your parents, teachers, and pianists for your support. For more details, please visit our Concerto and Vocal Competition page.

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MYO 2016-2017 T-Shirt Design by Elise Camillone

MYO T-Shirt Design Contest

We are thrilled to announce our fifth annual MYO T-Shirt Design Contest for our 25th Anniversary Season 2017-2018! See our contest page for details and submit your design before the August 31 deadline. In addition to seeing your design worn by all of our MYO members, the winner will also receive a cash award of $250!

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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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MYO Senior Scholars

MYO 2016-2017 Senior Scholars

Congratulations to our seven MYO Senior Scholarship Winners for 2016-2017: Sophie Berman, Julianna Curran, Allison Dana, Catherine Daniels, Daniel Jones, Jonathan Kobrinsky, and Michael Verso! Please see our Senior Scholarships page to learn more about them and our previous senior scholarship winners.

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MYO Audition Updates

Notification emails regarding placement in 2017-2018 MYO Ensembles will be sent by Friday, July 7, 2017. Please call (516) 365-6961 with any questions, thank you.

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