MYO Summer Performance Tours

MYO 2024 Summer Performance Tour to France

MYO is touring France July 10 – 22, 2024* with GrandTours, our group tours provider, and will visit Nice, Monaco, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Chamonix and more! We are building a MYO Tour Choir and Tour Orchestra from across our membership to rehearse and perform together on Long Island June 27 – July 3, 2024, and then perform four concerts while in France! The Tour Choir will be led by Louise O’Hanlon with Doreen Fryling at the piano and the Tour Orchestra will be led by Scott Stickley.

* 2024 Tour dates and details are subject to change


MYO Performance Tour video auditions opened September 1, 2023. If you are accepted to the 2024 MYO Performance Touryou will be emailed the GrandTours registration link.


The MYO 2024 France Tour Auditions are open to:

  • Registered 2023-2024 MYO members in good standing entering 9th grade – 12th grade* in September 2023
  • MYO Alumni and non-MYO members after December 1, 2023, by audition only, to fill available positions in the tour choir and orchestra

*The MYO Tour is for high school age students only because of the long tour days and late-night concerts.


The estimated cost of the performance tour is $5,495 per person according to GrandTours. Please see the MYO 2024 France Performance Tour brochure for more information.


MYO has gone on spectacular tours around the world over the past 30 years. We have been to Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, and to China.

Here are five great reasons to consider participating in the Summer 2024 tour:

  • Have an unforgettable, life-changing experience
  • Share your music with people of other cultures
  • Earn 100 hours of community service credit
  • Experience the customs, cultures, and cuisines of France
  • Travel with fellow musicians and make friends and memories to last a lifetime

Family members will have the opportunity to participate in a separate tour following MYO to the same cities and joining us for concerts and other events. The Family and Friends Tour will have their own flights, tour bus, guide, and hotels.

MYO 2022 Summer Performance Tour to Italy

MYO toured Italy July 6 – 19, 2022 with a chamber orchestra and SATB choir and visited Cremona, Santa Margherita, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Montecatini Terme, Siena, Orvieto, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, and Rome!

The MYO Tour Choir and Tour Orchestra rehearsed and performed on Long Island first, and then performed five concerts while on tour in Italy! The Tour Choir was conducted by Louise O’Hanlon with Kaitlin Melker at the piano, and the Tour Orchestra was conducted by Scott Stickley.

Tour Concert Dates and Locations

July 8 – Rapallo: concert at the Villa Tigullio

July 10 – Florence: concert at the Loggia dei Lanzi as part of the Florence Festival of Youth Orchestras

July 11 – Montecatini Terme: concert at Terme Tettuccio

July 14 – Sorrento: concert at Sorrento Cathedral

July 17 – Rome: concert at the Sant’Ignazio Loyola

July 18 – Vatican City: Choir performed 5PM Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

MYO Summer Performance Tour to Europe 2018

MYO toured Europe July 3 – 16, 2018 and visited Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest! This was our largest tour yet with a full symphony orchestra and SATB choir! Check out our Tour Blog page, written by MYO tour choir members Amanda Sheehan and Kathryn Sayler, for an exciting and educational account of this tour!

The MYO Tour Choir and Tour Orchestra rehearsed and performed on Long Island first, and then performed five concerts while on tour in Europe! The Tour Choir was conducted by Shoshana Hershkowitz with MYO Board President Sandra Baskin at the piano, and the Tour Orchestra was conducted by Scott Stickley.

Tour Concert Dates and Locations

July 5 – Berlin: Evening concert at Gruenewald Church

July 6 – Dresden: Evening concert at historic Kreuzkirche, home of the Dresdner Kreuzchor boys choir

July 8 – Prague: Evening concert at Czech Museum of Music

July 11 – Vienna: MYO debut performance at historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral

July 14 – Budapest: Matinee concert at the MOM Cultural Center

Photo by Stacie Errera

MYO Summer Performance Tour to Spain 2016

MYO toured Spain July 6 – 19, 2016 and visited Madrid, Segovia, Medina, Toledo, Granada, Salobreña, Malaga, Valencia, Buñol and Barcelona! This was our largest tour yet with 105 participants! Check out our Tour Blog page, written by MYO tour member Laura Vega, for a day-to-day account of this great tour!

The MYO Tour Choir and Tour Orchestra performed six concerts in Spain under the direction of Choir Director Sandra Baskin and Orchestra Director Scott Stickley!

Tour Concert Dates and Locations

July 9 – Medina de Rioseco: Evening concert at San Francisco Church and Museum

July 11 – Granada: Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada evening concert at the Manuel de Falla Concert Hall

July 12 – Salobreña: Fringe Granada Festival Extension evening concert in the Auditorio Villa de Salobreña José Martín Recuerda

July 13 – Antequera: Evening concert at La Colegiata

July 15 – Buñol: Evening concert in the Teatro Monte Carlo

July 17 – Barcelona: Final concert in Teatre La Massa

Click HERE to see Concertmaster Michelle Luo’s beautiful performance of Massenet’s Meditation from Thais from our concert in Buñol, directed by Scott Stickley and featuring Spanish harpist Carmen Escobar.

MYO Spain Tour 2016 in Madrid
MYO in Madrid, Spain 2016 (also toured in 2004)

MYO China Tour, July 8 – 21, 2014

Special thanks to our musicians and shadow tour participants for an incredible tour, five spectacular performances, and a lifetime’s worth of memories packed into two short weeks!
Our tour orchestra and choir performed in the following locations:

July 11 – Beijing: China Conservatory exchange concert with Beijing No. 22 Middle School
July 13 – Chengdu: Joint concert with Sichuan Conservatory Orchestra
July 15 – Xi’an: Evening concert at the Phoenix Theatre
July 17 – Yangshuo: Afternoon concert by Yulong River in Yangshuo
July 19 – Shanghai: Final concert in the Lyceum Theatre

Scott Stickley, Tour Orchestra Director
Sandra Baskin, Tour Choir Director


Check out our Blog Archive Page, written by Head Chaperone and MYO Founder John McNeur, for stories, anecdotes, and photos from our China Tour!

MYO in China 2014 (also toured in 2001 and 2006)
MYO in China 2014 (also toured in 2001 and 2006)



Salzburg fountain
At the Salzburg Fountain – July 2010

MYO Members have toured Australia, Austria, China, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Spain, and Wales.