The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

MSYO seeks to promote and challenge talented orchestral musicians by providing an opportunity to perform repertoire of a wide variety of styles and historical periods with the goal of musical excellence. Membership in MYSO consists of junior high and high school students from Joliet and 21 surrounding communities as well as students from Lewis University and Joliet Junior College.

Founded in Chicago in 1959 -- Located in Joliet, Illinois since 1991, MYSO is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council.


MYSO Auditions
Auditions for the 2016-17 MYSO season will be held at Lewis University in the evenings of August 24 and August 31. The first rehearsal will be held September 7. For more information or to schedule an audition, email Pam Nogal indicating the instrument you play.

Download Audition Music Here

The new 2015-2016 handbook is posted here

Support MYSO
MYSO relies on the generous support of patrons. To learn how you can give, click here

MYSO T-Shirt Logo Contest awarded to
Nicole Simos