The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra (MAYSO) is a regional orchestra centered in Mankato, MN. Our mission is to provide quality orchestral experience for talented young musicians and present a quality performance for audiences both in Mankato and outlying communities. The North Star Strings (NSS) is a youth orchestra for our younger students to develop and prepare to become a member of MAYSO.

Upcoming Auditions - May 21, July 23 and September 11

We are now scheduling auditions for the 2016-17 concert season. We are holding auditions for North Star Strings, Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Youth Wind Ensemble. Click here to learn more about each group and to schedule your audition.




Orchestra Outreach

Do you know a public school that would be interested in starting an after school string program? Grant pending, we hope to bring two strings programs to two school in the 2016-17 school year. To learn more about this exciting program, click here.



WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY THE VIOLA? WE HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOU!
New this year, we are offering the use of a viola to a student who may be interested in learning to play. Free lessons at the Suzuki School are included. For more information, contact Carolyn Borgen at info@mayso.net or 612-251-8492.