The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Welcomes New Executive Director Anthea Jackson

Manhasset, NY – May 9, 2013

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York has named Anthea Jackson as their new Executive Director. Ms. Jackson earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook in clarinet performance and is an accomplished teaching artist and arts administrator. She served as Director of the 92nd Street Y’s School of Music, and most recently as Manager of Artist Training Programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, where she was responsible for planning, recruiting, and audition review of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

“I am thrilled to be joining the MYO Family,” states Ms. Jackson, adding, “I look forward to working with the MYO students, their families, and the artistic and administrative staff in continuing to foster the talents of this outstanding musical community.”

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York was founded in Nassau County by music educator John McNeur in 1993. Mr. McNeur is retiring after twenty years of presiding over the organization’s growth, from one orchestra of fifteen members to six orchestras and five choral ensembles, serving almost 700 young musicians.

To learn more about Ms. Jackson, and our directors and staff, please visit the About Us page. For more information about our programs, please feel free to peruse the site, or call the MYO Office at 516-365-MYO1 (6961).