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Join one of the nation's premier youth orchestra programs. 

Why join MYS? For over 45 years MYS has educated and inspired some of the most talented young musicians in Minnesota. MYS has established a reputation as one of the premier youth orchestra programs in the nation. MYS students have access to a broad range of learning experiences that serve them for years to come. We provide tools for students to grow musically, socially, and become leaders.

Our program includes three full orchestras, a string orchestra and a wind orchestra. 

Learn more about our orchestras.


MYS provides a well-rounded music education that includes:

  • Sectionals and full rehearsals

  • Music education classes

  • Orchestra retreats

  • Three major concerts per season 

  • A lifelong appreciation of music


MYS auditions consist of four components:

Register for your 2021-22 audition.

Every student, regardless of past membership, is required to audition each season for the Minnesota Youth Symphonies.