Course - Minneapolis - Fall 2023

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 2023-2024 season begins in October. Rehearsals will be held in person on Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm at Ascension Catholic School.

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

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

Rehearsals on Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm at Ascension Catholic School.

Course Details
Semester: Fall 2023
Starts: 2023-10-07
Ends: 2024-05-11
Location: Minneapolis
Age Range: 11 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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