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. 

Summer Orchestra

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).

Summer Orchestra Session





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.