Mission: The mission of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for personal growth through musical performance and community service. The goals of NMYO are to: - Provide high-quality ensemble training led by top area music professionals - Offer meaningful music performance opportunities for young musicians - Provide a nurturing environment for young musicians to create lasting bonds through music & friendship - Instill the value of community service through music - Supplement and build upon music programs in schools - Provide ensemble playing opportunities for students whose schools have no music education in the school setting and for those who are home-schooled - Build audiences throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, and southern New Hampshire communities
Results: NMYO's Accomplishments include: - 150+ young musicians, ages 6 through 18 - Eight instrumental ensembles including two string ensembles, two orchestras, one concert band, and three flute choirs - Weekly rehearsals September through May - Eight-week chamber music program for our intermediate and advanced musicians - Six free-to-the-public concerts performed each year - One weekend of small outreach concerts are presented each year at area nursing homes and senior centers - Two additional outreach concerts; one in the fall and one in the spring
Target demographics: enrich the region's youth population, ages 6 through 18, with a superior musical experience
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200+ students from 142 families in 34 towns
Geographic areas served: northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire
Programs: Eight youth orchestral ensembles including two string orchestras, two symphony orchestras, one wind ensemble, and three flute choirs. The NMYO program includes weekly rehearsals September through May, six free-to-the-public concerts, master classes, eight-week chamber orchestra program for our symphony musicians, and several small outreach concerts in area nursing homes and senior centers.