All About MYO


The mission of the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra is to promote the optimum musical development and education of young musicians through the study and performance of a diverse curriculum of challenging ensemble music. MYO aspires to increase community awareness of and participation in the musical experiences of the youth in our area.


ELIGILBILITY Membership in the MYO is open to young musicians from ages 8 to 19. There are nearly 100 members from 9 counties and 18 Middle Tennessee schools who perform with the MYO and PSO.

REQUIREMENTS Members must either participate in their school instrumental music programs or take private music lessons.

COSTS The annual tuition fee is $220.00 for MYO and $150.00 for PSO. There is a discount for families with more than one member. Scholarships for membership and private music lessons are available and awarded on the basis of need.

AUDITIONS All members must audition each year prior to placement. Entry is based on proficiency.

REHEARSALS Both orchestras rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The MYO rehearses from 6:30 – 9:00 PM until November 1, and then rehearses from 6:00 – 8:30 PM throughout the remainder of the season. The PSO rehearses from 6:00 – 7:30 PM throughout the year. (See Schedule)

PROGRAMS Both orchestras perform three subscription concerts each season in the Hinton Music Hall in the Wright Music Building (McLean School of Music) on the MTSU campus. The MYO and PSO take Music To Go Tours to many area schools in order to provide free, live musical education opportunities to school children. There are numerous opportunities to work with guest artists and to perform new compositions each season.


ORCHESTRAS Young musicians can find an orchestra to fit their individual needs and interests. Each orchestra and ensemble is led by its own highly qualified conductor.

A full orchestra for the most advanced musicians.

An orchestra for string students with a minimum of one year of traditional instruction or Suzuki students at the Book II level.

We would love to see you in the MYO!

The MYO creates a musical education experience and discipline that nurtures a lifelong love and respect for the arts. Over 70 hours of rehearsal and instruction are provided each season in addition to performance opportunities.

The Wright Music Building is located at 1439 Falkinberry Drive on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Visitors are always welcome at rehearsals.