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Since 1956, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has been nurturing, challenging, and inspiring young minds through music, profoundly changing lives and our community for the better. MYSO has grown from one orchestra and 30 students to become the largest after-school youth orchestra in the country, and one of the most respected. 

 
 
 

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Symphonic Journey Concert

Sunday, February 17 at 4:00pm
​Showcasing our flagship orchestra, the Senior Symphony, the concert will also feature Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Alex Ayers as guest…
​Showcasing our flagship orchestra, the Senior Symphony, the concert will also feature Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Alex Ayers as guest soloist.Tickets: Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25 Location Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045
​Showcasing our flagship orchestra, the Senior Symphony, the concert will also feature Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Alex Ayers as guest soloist.Tickets: Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25 Location Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, 19805 W. Capitol…
​Showcasing our flagship orchestra, the Senior Symphony, the concert will also feature Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Alex Ayers as guest soloist.Tickets: Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25 Location Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045
​Showcasing our flagship orchestra, the Senior Symphony, the concert will also feature Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Alex Ayers as guest soloist.Tickets: Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25 Location Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045
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2019 Concerto Competition Results Announced

by Michelle Hoffman on Monday, January 14
MYSO is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Concerto Competitions which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019. The…
MYSO is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Concerto Competitions which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019. The winners of these competitions will perform as featured soloists with their ensembles at select concerts later this season. Please join us in congratulating the following musicians: Senior Symphony Winner: Carrie Wang, violin Runner-Up: Holly Venkitaswaran, flute Honorable Mention: Travis Cooke, trombone; Abigail Hanna, cello; Clara Montes, violin; Alex Mortensen, oboe; Lauren Simmons, cello; Grace Woo, violin Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Winner: Zak Chen, violin Runner-Up: Julianna Vogl, violin Honorable Mention: Ingrid Buschkopf, violin; Benjamin Doerr, violin; Cynthia Yan, flute Philharmonia Winner: Leonardo Viglietti, flute Runner-Up: Clark…
MYSO is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Concerto Competitions which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019. The winners of these competitions will perform as featured soloists with their ensembles at select concerts later this season. Please join…
MYSO is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Concerto Competitions which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019. The winners of these competitions will perform as featured soloists with their ensembles at select concerts later this season. Please join us in congratulating the following musicians: Senior Symphony Winner: Carrie Wang, violin Runner-Up: Holly Venkitaswaran, flute Honorable Mention: Travis Cooke, trombone; Abigail Hanna, cello; Clara Montes, violin; Alex Mortensen, oboe; Lauren Simmons, cello; Grace Woo, violin Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Winner: Zak Chen,…
MYSO is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Concerto Competitions which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019. The winners of these competitions will perform as featured soloists with their ensembles at select concerts later this season. Please join us in congratulating the following musicians: Senior Symphony Winner: Carrie Wang, violin Runner-Up: Holly Venkitaswaran, flute Honorable Mention: Travis Cooke, trombone; Abigail Hanna, cello; Clara Montes, violin; Alex Mortensen, oboe; Lauren Simmons, cello; Grace Woo, violin Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Winner: Zak Chen, violin Runner-Up: Julianna Vogl, violin Honorable Mention: Ingrid Buschkopf, violin; Benjamin Doerr, violin; Cynthia Yan, flute Philharmonia Winner: Leonardo Viglietti, flute Runner-Up: Clark…