MYO Job Openings
Watch and listen to the MYO on their Music to Go Tour
Snack Schedlue for the 2007-2008 Season
PSO Music Downloads from Sensations, Jan 29, 2007
MYO Music Downloads from Sensations, Jan 29, 2007
Spotlight on Soloists
Two Youth Orchestra members take center stage
By COLLEEN JOHNSON
The Daily News Journal
“A man who wants to lead an orchestra must turn his back on the crowd,” reads a hand-written quote on the door of Kyle Hayes’ practice room in the Siegel High School band room.
“I have my own practice room,” said Kyle, a senior. “It has pictures and stuff in it, too, because I live in there.” Continued…
Schneider Electric Awards MYO Grant
The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra is the proud recipient of a grant from Schneider Electric this season! We used these funds to purchase a much-needed Mobile Percussion Case that you will notice on our stage this season! This custom-made case will house the orchestra’s percussion equipment from now on, making it easily transportable to all of our Educational Outreach concerts and other events away from MTSU.
In addition to this donation, Schneider North America has pledged $1 million to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida’s Broward and Miami-Dade counties. In addition, donations to these efforts from its employees in the United States will be matched by the Square D Foundation. Schneider Electric is also a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity and The United Nations Refugee Agency. The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra greatly appreciates their generosity!
MYO Educational Outreach Tour 2005
Each year Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra musicians take great pride in introducing young students to the joys of music through their in-school performances. This will be the MYO’s seventh year to travel in the Middle Tennessee region to perform concerts designed to educate as well as entertain. On Tuesday, December 9, 2005 our orchestra will give performances in Coffee County at Bel-Aire Elementary, East Lincoln Elementary, and West Middle School at no cost to the students. The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra has introduced approximately 10,000 children, ages 4-18, to live orchestral performances!
With MYO musicians’ ages ranging from 9-18 years, our youth orchestra is unique in its ability to provide inspirational role models for the students in the schools we visit. Audiences learn about the four sections of the orchestra in their school setting through orchestra demonstrations as well as audience participation. Our fast-paced program includes performances of both popular and classical music which brings students a greater appreciation of our world’s many diverse cultures. We inspire and encourage kids to get personally involved in music in their schools and in their community. The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra believes that every student should have access to live music, and we are doing our part to ensure just that. This program is made possible through a grant to the Tullahoma City Schools from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.