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June 28, 2019

The Amtrak train pulled away from the station in Jackson on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 and the adventure began. A group of 30 MYSO musicians and parents embarked on a five-day tour of Chicago, IL that included museums, parks, lakefront, rivers, restaurants, architectur...

June 28, 2019

The Premier Orchestral Insitute (POI) is the intensive summer festival sponsored by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for string players from beginner to advanced levels. It is held each summer in the first week of June and is a wonderful opportunity for our musicians...

June 28, 2019

For 71 years, MYSO has been training and developing the next generation of musicians from beginner to advanced in the orchestral arts and providing performances and outreach to the people of Mississippi. MYSO's programming provides complete musical training, coaching,...

June 1, 2019

Kamilah Brown and Casey Macklin have once again been awarded prestigious scholarships to study viola and violin as a part of the Sphinx Performance Academy.

The Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) is a full-scholarship chamber music and solo performance program designed fo...

June 11, 2018

Darren Smith is a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra where he plays violin. This July he will travel by air over 17 hours to perform with an international cadre of youth musicians at the Sydney Opera House as a part of the Honors Performance Series (HPS). Performing...

June 11, 2018

POI is a weeklong festival offered by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra as an educational camp devoted to the intense study, practice, mastery, and performance of orchestral music and is attended by all levels of students and career professionals from the United State...

May 11, 2018

MYSO looks forward to this annual event each year. Not just because we get to perform, but because it's a celebration and culmination of a year's work of rehearsals, sectionals, practice, and the other serious work that goes into being a musician. The second week of Ma...

April 30, 2018

Following MYSO tradition, graduating seniors Beth Ann Jones and Robert Blaine IV perform a senior recital. Here they perform Rossini's "Duet for Cello and Bass in D Major, Allegro" as a final farewell to the orchestra.

March 5, 2018

Beth Ann Jones is a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra as the sole double bass musician. Beth Ann has been a member of MYSO since 2011. As her senior year progressed, she had many excellent choices for musical studies and ultimately chose to pursue study at the prest...

June 1, 2017

Early on the morning of May 26, about 45 MYSO musicians and parents loaded a bus headed for a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio, TX. Twelve hours later, we arrived at our destination to take in the history, sights, food, entertainment, and beauty of this f...

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