Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) educates, develops and promotes young musicians, enrolling over 500 school age students from the greater Portland metro area with twelve orchestra, band, and jazz ensembles each year. No other local organization offers as many performance levels or range of musical styles to such a diverse student body. To address the exclusivity and inconsistencies of music education facing our communities, MYS works to support and augment existing in-school arts education with programs that bring arts learning out of the classroom and into the community. Our Tuition Assistance Program guarantees that the students with highest need are served, no matter what level of arts access they receive in school or what their previous level of experience with music has been.
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