Update: MYSO Activities
I hope this finds you well and connecting in new ways with one another during this time.

Based on Governor Evers’ ”Safer at Home” order introduced this morning and taking effect on Tuesday, March 24, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is suspending all scheduled activities at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC) and offsite locations for the duration of this public health emergency, or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction. 

Here is a brief video message from our Artistic Director, Mr. Carter Simmons. 
Our administrative staff is safe and working remotely from home. You can reach us at general@myso.org or call and leave a message at (414)267-2950. Our physical offices remain closed until further notice. 

Your music directors are reaching out to their ensembles to remain engaged with our fabulous musicians, offering practice encouragement, assignments, and additional resources for our young people to continue advancing their skills and learning. Please watch for these emails! 

We are developing procedures for our newly announced online audition process. You will receive detailed instructions by the end of March. We are developing contingency plans for all other affected activities. Your patience and understanding during this rapidly evolving situation are most sincerely appreciated. 

So many things are uncertain right now, but we will keep families informed regarding the resumption of programming activities. We know that you may have questions and concerns about what this means for the remainder of the season.  Please watch your email, social media, and our website at www.myso.org  for updates as they occur. 

I am pleased to share with you a story on the Oconomowoc High School Wind Ensemble which aired on CBS58 Sunday Morning News on March 22. See some of our outstanding MYSO musicians.

I am proud to be a part of MYSO as we all demonstrate our abiding values every day. We will get through this together. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Please feel free to reach out to me at lindaedelstein@myso.org or (414) 267-2990 with any questions or concerns.

Linda Edelstein
Executive Director
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra | myso.org