Welcome to MMYO!!!

 

Information for our 2019-20 season is posted on the Forms page. 

Audition applications are due:  September 20th.

Upcoming Auditions

   Wednesday, October 2nd from 3:30-7pm  Mt. Blue High School,  

   Farmington

   Thursday, October 3rd from 3:30-7pm  Messalonskee Middle School,  

   Oakland

 

Audition Guidelines

   StringsYou should choose a piece that demonstrates your ability to

      shift positions and use vibrato.  Both of those skills are necessary with

      our repertoire.  The Suzuki books have lots of good material for

      audition pieces.

   Winds/PercussionYou should choose a grade 4 - 5 piece that

      demonstrates your advanced technical skill and musicality.

Purpose

To enhance public school music programs by offering a wonderful opportunity for talented students to come together for the purpose of advancing their music skills by performing major works for orchestra.

 

Eligibility

School age music students in grades 7-12 (must be 12 years old by 10/15/19) who are members in good standing  of their school orchestra or band (if one exists) are eligible to participate in MMYO.

 

Selection

Membership in the MMYO is determined by auditions which are held in October in the Oakland and Farmington areas.

 

Where

Weekly rehearsals alternate between sites in the Oakland and Farmington areas.

 

When

The MMYO season begins in late October.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.

 

Concerts

The MMYO season culminates with performances in late February and early March.  Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland and Mt. Blue High School in Farmington have proven to be excellent concert sites.

 

History

MMYO was founded in 1984 under the direction of Dennis Hayes.  Over the years the orchestra has performed many major works by Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary composers.

 

Tuition

$75.00 per student or a total of $100.00 per family.  MMYO has an active parent support organization whose volunteer help allows the orchestra to operate with a minimal tuition.

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