Mission

Mission: Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) enriches and inspires talented K-12 orchestral musicians by providing professional, comprehensive educational experiences, and thrills audiences with outstanding performances of orchestral repertoire. MYS cultivates leadership in students by fostering commitment and role modeling, demanding excellence, and encouraging achievement. MYS broadens cultural horizons, develops a sense of community, and cultivates a life-long love of classical music in audiences comprised of students, families and concertgoers.

Vision: Young people who study and perform with MYS achieve a level of musical excellence second to none and thrive as well-rounded learners and thoughtful contributors to the civility of a complex and challenging world. Ever-growing audiences, supportive alumni, and enduring community partnerships are evidence of the love for music and commitment to music education that MYS has inspired.

Purpose: Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) enriches and inspires talented K-12 orchestral musicians by providing professional, comprehensive educational experiences, and thrills audiences with outstanding performances of orchestral repertoire.

• MYS cultivates leadership in students by fostering a sense of commitment, role modeling, demanding excellence and encouraging achievement.

• MYS broadens cultural horizons, develops a sense of community and cultivates a life-long love of classical music in audiences comprised of students, families and concert-goers.