MYA is a full-curriculum pre-college music school which has garnered a reputation among professional musicians and educators as a place for students to:
- become exceptional young musicians
- perform the world's finest music
- participate in world-class competitions
- study with master teachers
- have fun and tour the world!
The high quality of music performance in all genres creates a truly unique school where collaborative programming and learning strengthens students' knowledge and skills. A young flutist may play flute in Concertino Orchestra and also sing in Voices Rising. A wind player may be in the Honors Wind Symphony, a brass chamber music ensemble, lead trumpet in the big band and learn orchestral excerpts in the Symphony Orchestra. A violinist may be in a piano trio, participate in our Early Music Academy, perform a solo in I'Solisti MYA, and learn orchestral excerpts now so that when they audition for symphony jobs later, they have great literature under their fingers.
MYA is a truly unique music school where camaraderie between students is promoted, there is an emphasis on respect and encouragement in the teaching relationship, and the main focus is the pursuit of musical excellence. MYA provides a place for students to grow with their peers in a competitive, yet friendly atmosphere. It is a program that stimulates and excites future ''dedicated amateurs'' and opportunities and support for students preparing for a future in the highly competitive world of music. MYA graduates are accepted at the most selective conservatories.