The role of the Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestras is to educate young musicians in a professional symphony atmosphere, to give opportunity to perform a wide variety of symphonic music, and to provide a variety of music education formats. It is our purpose to help prepare the young musician for participation in the world of symphonic music, either as a professional musician or as a patron of the arts.

The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra has been presenting concerts in our communities and teaching students for 35 years.

We now offer several unique opportunities for students to play music including Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic, NorthStar Strings, Chamber Orchestra, Youth Wind Ensemble, Summer Orchestra, and Summer Jazz.

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/ 



WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY THE VIOLA, OBOE, or BASSOON? 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 for 16 weeks are included. For more information, contact Carolyn Borgen at info@mayso.net or 612-251-8492.