Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc.

Music, Nonprofit, Performing Arts

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Our Vision
EXCEL THROUGH MUSIC! By training a diverse group of young people to love and understand music as performers and audience members, we inspire the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Our Mission
The mission of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for cognitive, social, and personal growth through musical performance and community service.

Our Goals
The goals of NMYO are to:

• Provide high-quality ensemble training led by top music professionals
• Offer meaningful music performance opportunities for young musicians
• Instill the value of community service through music
• Supplement and build upon music programs in schools
• Provide ensemble playing opportunities for students who have no music in the school setting and for those who are home-schooled
• Offer a nurturing environment for young musicians to create lasting bonds though music and friendship
• Increase the number and diversity of musicians served
• Build audiences throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Cape Ann, and southern New Hampshire communities

Our Values
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) strives to enrich the region’s youth population through a superior musical experience.
• NMYO believes that high-quality music education and ensemble experiences should be available to all youth
• We commit to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience
• We strive to build and nurture an inclusive and respectful culture
• We celebrate diversity which fuels a creative environment

Our History and Highlights
NMYO was founded by Trudy Larson in May 2011 when its predecessor, Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra, closed its doors. Under the musical direction of Gerald Dolan, NMYO continues NYSO’s respected 20-year history by offering music education and performance opportunities for area youth.

NMYO’s eight ensembles , including Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Intermezzo Orchestra, Overture String Ensemble, Prelude String Ensemble, and three flute choirs, provide an outstanding experience for young students on the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Cape Ann, and southern New Hampshire.

Program and Services
The NMYO program includes weekly rehearsals, concerts, dress rehearsal and enrichment days, master classes, a student outing, chamber music experience, and a composer-in-residence program.

NMYO considers community outreach to be an important experience in the development of young musicians. Youth Serving Through Music, NMYO’s community outreach concert program, enables our students to perform for under-served populations and promotes the value of music in the surrounding communities.

Due to the pandemic, some programs have been scaled back or put on hold for the 2021-2022 season.


PO Box 822
Ipswich, MA 01938



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