MYS Symphony Orchestra

December 4, 2019

Hi everybody,

We won't see each other for close to 3 weeks between our December 14 and our January 4 rehearsals, and then we have a very quick turn around for our January 12 concert. 

So, this is your 12 Days of Christmas Practice Challenge.

1. Plan ahead and select 12 days between December 16 and January 3.

2. Add the dates to your calendar with each objective below.  

Day 1

Hooray for Hollywood

Day 2

Odyssey Overture

Day 3

Motown, Her...

December 4, 2019

Hi everybody. Please read below!


We will have sectionals the next two Saturdays. This week (12/7) we will focus on:

- Odyssey Overture (listen here)

- Remaining film scores (Sci-fi & Hero)

- Double Piccolo concerto (no soloists).

If time allows, we'll revisit some of the other film scores as well. 


We are excited to offer a free college audition workshop with Dr. Ken Sel...

November 22, 2019

Rehearsal Plan for 11/23

9:30am-10:35am: Hooray for Hollywood - listen here

10:35am-10:55am: Slapstick

10:55am-11:15am: Noir

-- break --

11:30am-11:50am: Mystery

11:50am-12:10pm. Romance

12:10pm-12:30pm: Discovery

Playlist to ALL SHORT FILMS: click here

Above: "The Great Escape" (with motown soundtrack)

November 14, 2019

Rehearsal Plan for 11/16

9:30am-10:15am: Hooray for Hollywood - listen here

10:15am-11:00am: Nicole Buetti: Oddysey Overture

-- break --

11:15am-11:30am: Horror (Arr. Collins)

11:30am-11:45am: Western (Arr. Diaz)

11:45am-12:00pm. Motown (Arr. Pomazal)

12:00pm-12:30pm: Grace Miedziak: Seereise (2nd draft)

November 14, 2019

Part Assignments for Film Concert

Part assignments for our January 12 concert are available below:

Video Auditions

Please note that there are no video seating auditions for this term. Seating auditions for our March concert will be due on January 15. Audition repertoire will be announced in the coming weeks. 


Dr. G.

November 8, 2019

Friday, Nov 8 (at Multnomah Arts Center)

  • 7:00pm-7:45pm: Tower

  • 7:45pm-8:00pm: Break

  • 8:00pm-9:30pm: Beethoven Mov 1 & 3

Saturday, Nov 9 (at Roseway)

  • 9:30am-11:00am: Beethoven (all movements)

  • 11:00am-11:15am: Break

  • 11:15am-11:40am: Kaminski (25min)

  • 11:40am-12:05pm: Wieniawski (25min)

  • 12:05pm-12:30pm: Tower (25min)

Sunday, Nov 10 (at Schnitz)

Call time: 5:00pm!

5:30pm-6:30pm rehearsal on stage...

November 5, 2019

Congratulations to all participants in this year's MYS Concerto Competition! Top places below:

Strings Category

Winner: Hailey Kang, cello - Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations

performs with Symphony Orchestra in May, 2020 @ Schnitz

Winds/Brass/Perc Category

Winner: Molly Duggan & Ben Hosking, piccolos - Genin, Double Piccolo Concerto

perform with Symphony Orchestra in January, 2020 @ Newmark

Overall Runner-Up

Anthony Ro, piano - Grieg, Pi...

November 5, 2019

Hi everybody,

It's concert week!! I look forward to our evening rehearsals on Thursday and Friday at 7:00pm at Multnomah Arts Center.

Thursday, Nov 7

  • 7:00pm-7:25pm: Kaminski

  • 7:25pm-7:40pm: Wieniawski (no soloist)

  • 7:40pm-8:00pm: Wieniawski (with soloist)

  • 8:00pm-8:15pm: Break

  • 8:15pm-9:30pm: Beethoven Mov 4 & 1

Friday, Nov 8

  • 7:00pm-7:45pm: Tower

  • 7:45pm-8:00pm: Break

  • 8:00pm-9:30pm: Beethoven Mov...

October 29, 2019

Hi everybody,

Our next rehearsal (Saturday, November 2) is only 8 days before our concert!! So, this is the homestretch, and this is where we bring our focus to the max.

Be a good team player and PRACTICE!!

Rehearsal plan for Saturday, November 2


  • Tutti: Beethoven, movement 2 (and runs of 1, 3 and 4 if time allows)

- break -

  • 11:15am-11:45am: Tower 

  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Kaminski

Star Spangled Banner (cello...

October 22, 2019

Hi everybody,

A very special treat coming up this Saturday: during the last 30 minutes of rehearsal, we will host a mini-recital by Raphaël Feuillâtre, an international rising star of classical guitar. Mr. Feuillâtre comes to us thanks to the generosity of the PSU Guitar Series. 

Rehearsal plan and more details below. 

Rehearsal plan for Saturday, October 26


  • Tutti: Beethoven, movement 4

- break -

  • 11:15am-11...

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