Midwest Young Artists Orchestra seek Irish Collaboration

Midwest Young Artists (MYA), the largest youth ensemble music program in the Midwest, was founded in 1993 in Evanston, Illinois by Dr. Allan Dennis and consisted of a single orchestra. Since then, MYA has grown exponentially and now includes six youth symphony orchestras, a comprehensive jazz and big band program, a wind symphony, four choral groups and an entry level early childhood music program for children as young as 12 months. MYA is also renowned for its award-winning Chamber Music Program consisting of over 60 performing groups, and its jazz combos. Over 900 student musicians from 74 cities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area are enrolled in Midwest Young Artists programs. MYA ensembles are coached by a staff of professional musician-educators, which includes members of Northwestern University, Roosevelt University music faculties and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Chamber Players.

The youth orchestra is currently looking to come to Ireland in June 2016. There are approximately 60-70 players in the orchestra and they are interested in playing in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Belfast. They are trying to find information about prospective venues to play in and Irish youth orchestras that would like to be involved in collaborating with them.

If you would like to be involved in collaborating with Midwest Young Artists, or have any information for them that could help them on their trip, please contact Sara Stanton (Managing Director) at sara@caragrouptravel.com