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.
MAYSO & NSS rehearse on Saturday mornings from September to mid-March and offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a youth orchestra that will stretch and grow their musical skills. The two groups present two concerts in the fall and spring.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation, we are able to offer an additional session this year at the low cost of $25 to all students. You can sign-up for our newest session below. The summer session begins April 9 and will go to June 11 with free outdoor concerts in Saint Peter (June 11) and in New Ulm (June 12).
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 email@example.com or 612-251-8492.