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The Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra (MIMYO) is an after-school symphony orchestra program for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players ages 8-21. The season runs from mid-September through the end of May, divided into trimester concert sets; new players may join at the beginning of a new trimester (September, January, and late March). Our musicians work on classical repertoire in weekly rehearsals and give three public concerts, all in a friendly, nurturing environment.  

There are two groups: Advanced Symphony Orchestra, which meets Mondays, and Intermediate Orchestra, which meets Wednesdays. Prospective members should be able to read music, and string players should be between Suzuki books 3 and 5.

In addition to receiving special discounts for MIM Concerts and events, MIMYO members also take part in Music in the Mountains Summerfest, side-by-side concerts with the MIM Orchestra, and Summer Strings Chamber Music Workshops.

Currently, MIMYO is made up of musicians from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Auburn, and other surrounding areas. The program is underwritten by Julia Amaral and Mark Strate, with support from other Donors and Music in the Mountains.


MIMYO Advanced Symphony Orchestra rehearsals are Mondays, 4:30-6:30 at Yuba River Charter School in Nevada City.

MIMYO Intermediate Orchestra rehearsals are Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM at Yuba River Charter School in Nevada City.

Welcome Letter 2017-18                Application Form 2017-18                MIMYO Calendar, 2017-18 



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