The mission of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for personal growth through musical performance and community service.
The goals of NMYO are to:
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) strives to enrich the region’s youth population through a superior musical experience. NMYO believes that high-quality ensemble experiences should be available to all young musicians and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic background, financial ability, or physical disability. NMYO considers community outreach to be an important experience in the development of young musicians. Through Youth Serving Through Music, NMYO’s community outreach concert program, performers promote the value of music in the surrounding communities.
NMYO is the successor organization to the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra, which ceased operations in May of 2011. Under the musical direction of Gerald Dolan, the guidance of NYSO’s founder, Trudy Larson, and an excellent musical staff, NMYO was created to ensure the community would receive high-quality music education and performance opportunities for young musicians.
Now entering the second season, NMYO’s eight ensembles, including Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Intermezzo Orchestra, Overture String Ensemble, Prelude String Ensemble, and three flute choirs, provide an outstanding experience for young students on the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, and southern New Hampshire.
The NMYO program includes weekly rehearsals, concerts, enrichment days, master classes, a student retreat, chamber music experience, a composer-in-residence program, and a unique educational and outreach concert program.
NMYO’s 2011-2012 concert season included major performances at a variety of locations, including the Ipswich Performing Arts Center, Gordon College Chapel, and the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Additional outreach concerts in Ipswich, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Danvers, and Newburyport completed the performance season.
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) generates revenue for operations through tuition fees, annual contributions and gifts from individuals and organizations, foundation and agency grants, fund raising events, merchandising, and the annual NMYO Program Book advertising sales. NMYO is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. Gifts or contributions from individuals are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Musicians in the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras: