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Getting to Know the DETROIT METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY

Detroit MYS is one of the oldest youth symphonies in the state of Michigan, founded in 1982 and located in Southeast Michigan. Our organization is recognized for the outstanding accomplishments of its four student orchestras, its encouragement of the talent and musical development of its student members, for the organizationís commitment to excellence, and for its leadership in music education. We provide an atmosphere that promotes a high level of musicianship in our students.

The Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony is a non-profit organization. We are fully parent-run, requiring parents to fill the jobs we need done to run our performance season. We hire amazing Conductors to mentor, teach and direct students in grades 2-12, in (4) different orchestras. Our Conductors are highly qualified musicians chosen for their expertise in working with young people.

Detroit MYS currently has four different orchestras:

  • Junior String Orchestra: Grades 2 - 7
    All Strings
    Able to read music
    No previous ensemble experience necessary
     
  • String Orchestra: Grades 5 - 9
    All Strings
    Able to read music
    2 years instrumental experience suggested
     
  • Concert Orchestra: Grades 8 - 12
    Full Orchestra - All Instruments
    3 years instrumental experience suggested
     
  • Symphony Orchestra: Grades 10 - 12
    Full Orchestra - All Instruments
    4 years instrumental experience suggested
     

    Students come from over 50 communities in the Metropolitan Detroit Area to participate in Detroit MYS.

    Detroit MYS complements your school orchestra or band and offers an opportunity to bring your skills to a new level with other interested and dedicated students.

    All of our orchestras rehearse on Saturday mornings at the same location and same general time. Our season starts right after Labor Day and ends early May.

     
  • If you are placed in Symphony, Concert or String orchestra, plan to arrive by 915am. Rehearsals begin promptly at 930am and end at 1230pm.

     
  • If you are placed in Junior String, plan to arrive by 915am. Rehearsals begin promptly at 930am and end at 11:30am.

    Come meet our Conductors and show them what you can do!! Please see our AUDITIONS page for more information.

    Does it cost to audition?
      Yes. There is a $30 non-refundable audition fee.
     
    When ARE auditions?
      Generally, we hold OPEN AUDITIONS in early May and late August each year.
     
    What do I do at the audition?
      Youíll meet with the Conductor of the Orchestra youíre auditioning for and play your instrument for them.
     
    What kind of music do Detroit MYS Orchestras play?
     
    All kinds! See the OUR MUSIC page which lists the music we played last season.
    If youíre not familiar with some of those, you can look them up on   .

    Hey, Iím in Marching Band and I want to do this too!
      No problem! Audition with everyone else and actually START with Detroit MYS after Marching Band is done. We adjust your tuition accordingly.
     
    Does it cost to be part of Detroit MYS?
      Yes, your tuition helps pay for our amazing Conductors, our rehearsal space, the music we play and fabulous concert halls to perform in.
     
    How much is tuition?
      Check our TUITION page for more info.
     
    When are rehearsals?
      All of our orchestras rehearse on Saturday mornings at the same location and same general time. Our season starts right after Labor Day and ends early May.

    • Symphony, Concert and String orchestras arrive by 915am to begin rehearsal promptly at 930am and end at 1230pm.

    • Junior String Orchestra arrives by 915am to begin rehearsal promptly at 930am and end at 11:30am.

    What is the attendance policy?
      Our Conductors want you to be here. Each orchestra is a team and it takes teamwork to make a good sound. Please click to see our ATTENDANCE POLICY.


    Want to know more? We look forward to meeting you!
    To schedule an audition go to our AUDITIONS page and download an Audition Packet


    If you have additional questions, please contact
    AuditionManager@DetroitMYS.org
    248-78-DMYS-8


    President@DetroitMYS.org 248-78-DMYS-8
    Auditions@DetroitMYS.org
     
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