September 18, 2019

Practice parts

Available here.

We will have hard copies for everybody tomorrow.

Note for flutes: 1st flute will play the part from Lee's reduction. 2nd and 3rd flutes will play from the original Tchaikovsky parts. 

Orchestra Roster

Violin 1

Guest Professional Mentor - principal

Michael Smoyer

Ellie Kim

William Kim


Violin 2

Erika Metzenberg - principal

Katisyn Sweeney

Leena Karmarkar

Elise Fan

Grace Beatty


Guest Professional Mentor...

September 4, 2019


•    Wed, Nov 20 - Call time: 6:45pm @ Beaumont MS

7:00pm-9:00pm - Rehearsal - with dancers!

•    Thu, Nov 21 - Call time: 6:45pm @ MYS Office

(come early at 6:15pm for catered food by a friend of MYS!)

7:00pm-9:00pm - Rehearsal

•    Fri, Nov 22 - Call time: 5:30pm @ PSU Lincoln Hall

6:00pm-9:00pm Dress Rehearsal

•    Sat, Nov 23 - Call time: 5:30pm @ PSU Lincoln Hall


August 21, 2019

REHEARSAL: Wednesday, August 21

All players should come for a 1-hour, strings-only rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug 21) from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Opera Center, and then plan to stay for the run-through from 3pm to 5pm.


Assignments for dress rehearsals and performances are below. Please make sure to double check your assignments and add everything to your calendars!

Thursday August 22nd (call time 6pm, downbeat 7pm...

August 3, 2019

Dear MYS Symphony and Concert Orchestra Strings,

I hope that many of you can join me in representing MYS at these shows, in collaboration with PHAME (a fine and performing arts academy serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.). We will have a string quartet made up of a rotation of MYS musicians join the band in the orchestra pit. 

We will be performing an original rock opera, created by students at PHAME...

January 21, 2019

Winds, Brass and Percussion Category

Winners (tie)

  • John Nguyen, flute 

  • Levi Britton, marimba

Runners-up (tie)

  • Aubrey Folwick, clarinet

  • Ben Price, oboe

Strings Category

Winners (tie)

  • Ethan Tseng, cello

  • Kevin Tsai, violin


  • Ryan Babe, cello

ASSIGNED PERFORMANCES (subject to change)

More information will be sent to performers in the coming days.

  • John Nguyen, flute - Symphony Orchestra,...

August 9, 2018

Hello everybody!

I'm excited to unveil MYS Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season!

We have a deeply collaborative and fun season in store for all of you. Here are a few highlights:

  • Our Symphony Orchestra season begins in Italy with our concert entitled "Viva Italia," (November 11) and ends in Italy and Slovenia when we actually go to those countries on tour in July of 2019. 

  • We are partnering with fEARnoMUSIC's Yo...

November 3, 2017

Instructions for a successful video audition:

1. Select a good space. Avoid spaces that are too small, cramped or messy. Look for a place with good acoustics (avoid too dry or too boomy). Also, look for places where there is relative silence. Turn off the TV, silence your phone and leave pets out of the room.  

2. Dress appropriately. No need to wear formal clothes, but make sure you're presentable for the judges who will b...

October 10, 2017

MYS Sinfonietta trumpet player Tait Buttterfield sent me this fun video, and I just have to share it with everybody. It was made by percussionist Joe Martone, who used a GoPro camera to record himself playing a section from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

Makes you really appreciate the difficulty of playing percussion!


October 10, 2017

YouTuber DoodleChaos used Line Rider to create this fun animation set to Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt. Enjoy!!

January 27, 2017

Shared 1st Prize:
Renee Zhang
Joseph Folwick

Randy Zhang

Honorable Mention:
Hailey Kang


First prize winners and runner-up will be featured with Symphony Orchestra on June 4, playing one movement each.

Honorable Mention winner will be featured with Concert Orchestra at the May 20th community concert at George Fox University. 


Mr. G.

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