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. 
 


Get ready students! MAYSO & NSS practices start on Saturday, September 6!
 


Concerto Competition audition date set for January 24, 2015.
The concerto competition is open to all current members with at least one-year prior membership in the orchestra. Click here to register for the audition.



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.