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. The Youth Wind Ensemble (MAYWE) program is designed to provide an additional offering for brass, winds, and percussion players ages 14 and up. 

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/ 

Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for our North Star Strings and Youth Symphony Orchestra will take place on January 14 & 15. You can sign-up online to audition by clicking here.

Chocolate & Chamber Music Will Call

Join us for our annual Chocolate & Chamber Music event on February 17, 2017 from 7-9 pm at Honsey Hall, Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. Click here to reserve your tickets. 





WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY THE OBOE? WE HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOU!
New this year, we are offering the use of an oboe 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.