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.