Metropolitan Youth Symphony educates, develops and promotes young musicians
MYS provides music education and performance opportunities for young musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Now in our 43rd year, we enroll over 500 youth from the Portland Metro and SW Washington areas in 12 ensembles including orchestra, band, jazz, and strings. Additionally, MYS offers theory classes and a Beginning Strings program for students at under-served schools who are learning an instrument for the first time. MYS has a strong financial aid program that welcomes all students regardless of their financial circumstances, and a school outreach program that performs 15 concerts each season to 5,000 local school students.