THE MONTGOMERY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The Montgomery Youth Orchestra is sponsored by the Montgomery Symphony League.  With the League's guidance and financial support, the Youth Orchestra rehearses weekly to prepare two concerts each season which are offered to the public without charge.

Maestra Yvonne Collins

Maestra Yvonne Collins is serving in her 26th season as Conductor of the Montgomery Youth Orchestra, a project of the Montgomery Symphony League. Thanks to her dedication and inspiration, many MYO members have gone on to win statewide competitions and scholarships to our most prestigious colleges and universities.

A native of Chattanooga, Maestra Collins has been involved with youth and community orchestras for over 30 years. Both a violinist and pianist, she is also the MSO's Principal Second Violin.

Mrs. Collins is an active chamber musician and founding member of Joyeux Musique, a local string trio. She attended Tennessee Tech University, where she studied conducting with Robert Jaeger. Her professional orchestral experience as a violinist includes the Chattanooga, Albany, Auburn, and Montgomery symphonies.                                   


Montgomery Youth Orchestra

Maestra Yvonne Collins

Manager Barbara smith

2014 - 2015

Violin I

Jeongwoo Kim                                        Ethan Hilliman                                       Jenny Lee                                             Angela Lee                                          Genesis James                                       Mary Light                                              Sean Kim                                           Samantha Lim                                       Enoch Yang                                                 Emily Jantz                                               Min Hee Jeon

Violin II

Katelyn Simon                                        Sarah Lee                                                      Angela Jo                                                   Lindsey Warwick                                           Sean Choi                                            Jeremy Lamar                                          Brian Koh                                                    Iris Hou                                                      Angelina Kim                                              Nigel Taylor                                               Ted Choi

Viola

Laura Vickrey                                        Dennis Yang                                       Michelle Park

Violoncello

Brianna Millican                                      Anita Burgher                                      Sydney Turner                                     Noland R. Lamar                                          C. Caleb Borders                                        Sally Bae                                               Young Je Kho

Contrabass

Jaylen Pittman                                 Jonathan Green

Harp

Abby Franklin

Flute I

Darlene Sanders                                          Martha Yin                                                Jini Park                                                   Jimin Im

Flute II

Charlcie Hathorn                                 Michael Head                                        Taylor Robinson

Oboe

Miranda Porterfield                             Deborah Jantz                                      Esther Nam                                            Minseok Kim                                           Jean Leah Atkins

Clarinet I

Mikaela Matela                                            Sunny Cho                                               Jinwoo Hwang                                Madelaine Worley

Clarinet II

Richard Bae                                             Drew DeLong                                        Juliana Han                                                  David Kim

Bass Clarinet

Jesse Martin

Bassoon

Henry Petters

Trumpet I

Daniel Kim                                                  Erik Kang

Trumpet II

Jakobe Henry                                         Subin Youn

Trumpet III

Jinwoo Kim

Trombone

Madalyn Long                                     Landon DuBose

Bass Trombone

Zachary Nix

Euphonium

Jon Finch

Tympani/Mallets/Percussion

Daniel Updegraff                                   Micah Josiah Oliver                               Simon Jeon


Performance:

Montgomery Youth Orchestra Concerts are free to the public.

Membership and Auditions:

Each year, approximately 80 young musicians from public and private schools throughout central Alabama participate in the Montgomery Youth Orchestra.  Placement in the orchestra is by audition, which will be held in the Choir Room of Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway in September 2017.  Auditions will start at 9:45 a.m. at Eastmont Baptist Church. The entire group will warm up together and after the warm up session, prospective members will audition. For more information, contact Montgomery Youth Orchestra Manager Robin Rawls at 334-303-6526 or rdrawls@charter.net

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Rehearsals:

Rehearsals are held each Saturday morning throughout the school year at Eastmont Baptist Church.


Montgomery Youth Orchestra          Scholarship Program

MYO members are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities to encourage their musical talents. Funded by the Montgomery Symphony League, scholarships are available to help support participation at summer music camps and festivals, participate in private lessons and purchase needed instruments.
Applications, deadlines and other information are provided to MYO musicians at rehearsals.   

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