Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages. Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.
MYS was founded on the belief that the study of music is an integral part of a child becoming a well-rounded adult.
The symphony’s mission is to provide music education access to all children regardless of financial circumstances. Through summer courses, school programs, and many ensemble opportunities, MYS has helped thousands of children learn to read, play and create their own music.
The symphony is a powerful contributor to Portland and Southwest Washington’s rich musical culture by helping local children fall in love with music.