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.

After high school, our students go on to many different paths. Some go on to study music, the arts, science, education, and so on. They all look back on their time with the group as a special experience. You can catch up with MAYSO Alumni at http://maysoalumni.blogspot.com/ 

Youth Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for our New Youth Wind Ensemble can now be submitted online. Steps to submit your audition. First, have a parent/friend/band director help you record yourself playing a scale of choice and solo piece. Next, send your video along with your full name, contact number, name of piece, and best email to reach you at in body of email to info@mayso.net. Finally, wait a few days for our director to respond to your video for results. Auditions must be placed online by Tuesday, November 1, 2016.






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