Course - Minneapolis - Fall 2021

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO)

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MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO) is a youth orchestra for middle and high school-aged students with some previous experience on an instrument. Based in north Minneapolis, MNYO is full of enthusiastic musicians who participate in group rehearsals, sectionals, and bucket drumming.

This ensemble is open to students in grades 7-12 with one year experience on instrument. Exceptions may apply.

MNYO’s Fall 2021 season begins in October. Rehearsals will be held in person on Saturdays at Ascension Catholic School. Rehearsal calendar coming soon! Registration will open in August.

Auditions will take place in October. To schedule an audition, or for more information about MNYO, please contact the conductor, Chi-Chi Bestmann, at:

For the auditions, students will be asked to play a scale of their choice and a piece of their choice.

In-person rehearsals Saturdays at Ascension Catholic School. Rehearsal calendar coming soon!

Course Details
Semester: Fall 2021
Starts: 2021-10-01
Ends: 2022-01-29
Location: Minneapolis
Age Range: 12 years - 18 years
Course Type: Ensemble
Department: School Partnerships
Program Method: Ensembles
Category: Ensembles
Topic: Orchestra
Instruments: Cello, Flute, Bass (Double Bass/String Bass), Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Percussion/Drum Set, Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Tuba, Bassoon, French Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
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