06.14.18Late Auditions August 11!

Registration is open for August Auditions for the 2018-2019 season--check out the 2018-19 Auditions tab for more details! Deadline is August 1 for the following instruments:
• Youth Symphony: Bassoon, Trombone, Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Viola, Bass
• String Orchestra: Viola, Cello, Bass
• String Sinfonia and String Ensemble: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass


04.12.18Congratulations All-State musicians!

Congratulations to the following MYSP members who are participating in All-State band and orchestras this week:
Symphony Orchestra:
Sam Ortiz
Nic Beine
Hayden Etters
Elizabeth Dang
Allison Kerr
Vincent Wang
Kaitlyn Jang
Olasuyi Ige
Lauren Bean
Charlie Folsom
Zoe Johnson
Ethan Neil
Diego Martinez
Jonathan Wang

String Orchestra:
Catherine McLean
Elaine Lee
Brighton Fan
Hayden Elrafei
Justin Choi
Emily Abbott
Jada Lott

Band - Grades 11-12
Hannah Dickerson
Elise Piecuch
Kendall Howard
Nicholas McKenzie
Michael Lum
Cooper Etters

Band - Grades 9-10
Kimberly Kerr
Isabella Holcomb
Rebekka Schmidt
Mary Kate Siqueria
Kenneth Burnett

03.22.18Matthew Kim MTNA winner!

Congratulations to Matthew Kim, national winner in the Junior Woodwind division of the MTNA Performance Competition. Matthew is a member of the Youth Symphony--well done, Matthew!

07.12.17Crust Named MSO Assistant, Youth Symphony Conductor

By Kate Simone, Memphis Daily News, 7/12/17
Andrew Crust, who recently was named assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony, shares why young musicians inspire him and how orchestras can reach a younger audience in this week's Newsmakers Q&A.
Read more at www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/jul/12/crust-named-mso-assistant-youth-symphony-conductor/

06.26.17MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MEMPHIS YOUTH SYMPHONY HIRE NEW CONDUCTOR~

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Andrew Crust as Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program.
Crust will serve as cover conductor to Music Director Robert Moody and MSO guest conductors. He will also conduct a large number of MSO concerts, including a debut on the “Classic Accents" series in May, 2018. Other concerts will include performances on the MSO Pops Series, concerts at Levitt Shell, Youth concerts, Ballet, Leading From Every Chair®, and many education concerts.
He will also serve as Conductor for the Youth Symphony, conducting the top high school orchestra of MYSP. He will lead program/concert planning, weekly youth symphony rehearsals, recruitment and auditions, and provide artistic vision for MYSP. He will also conduct MYSP’s String Orchestra, the ensemble of advanced string players, and will work with administration and board in the oversight of the entire program.