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Who We Are

MYSO is committed to developing the educational opportunities of Atlanta’s most talented young musicians by offering public performances, sectional coaching, solo performance opportunities, chamber music ensemble training, and scholarship awards for continuing music education. Currently in its 32nd season in Atlanta, MYSO continues to be a fundamental part of the regional youth music community.

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What We Do

MYSO Atlanta's commitment to creating impactful musical experiences for Atlanta's young musicians begins with weekly rehearsals of challenging full orchestral music under the direction of experienced conductors and educators. Each MYSO ensemble plays at least three fully programmed concerts each season.

We also offer a Chamber Music Program that rehearses on the same day as our regular orchestra rehearsals.

Performing Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra

Dedicated Elite Musicians

Nurturing the development of collegiate level musicianship, the MYSO Symphony, requires the highest level of skill and maturity of any MYSO ensemble. Symphony players can expect to perform repertoire such as Dvorak #7, Tchaikovsky #6, Beethoven #5, Overture to Slavonic Dances, and more. Participation is selected based on auditions held prior to the start of each season. This ensemble typically attracts high school aged performers.

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Performing Ensembles

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Challenging Skill Development

MYSO is dedicated to providing engaging opportunities for talented young musicians to develop the musical skills required to perform some of the greatest literature ever written. Philharmonia members will rehearse and perform music specifically selected by MYSO's Music Director to prepare students for future participation in Symphony Orchestra. Philharmonia Members are typically in late middle school or early high school.


A young string player's first ensemble

This group is an introduction to ensemble playing for our youngest string players.  

Participation in MYSO is selective and based on the successful completion of a placement audition. Auditions are held before the start of each season.

Special Event for 2024-2025​

Philharmonia and Symphony  tuition for the 2024-2025 season includes a $150 fee for our trip to Columbus State University. We will be performing with their Columbus State Philharmonic and we will experience masterclasses and tours of the campus.​


This is a one-time tuition increase that is only in place for Philharmonia and Symphony. The trip is expected for all students, so please plan accordingly. Our trip will begin February 15, 2025, and we will return February 16, 2025.​


This fee includes hotel accommodations, one catered dinner, and our payments for our masterclass clinicians at Columbus State.​

Grant Funding Provided By:


Thank You to our Sponsors:


Gold Sponsor

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William Harris Lee & Co.

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This program is supported in part by the
City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

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