Georgia State University Welcomes the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta

Posted On August 30, 2016
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AUGUST 29, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta (MYSO) is a community-based youth orchestra dedicated to furthering the music education of its students. The primary goal of MYSO is to instill in its students a love for music that will stay with them forever.

Dr. Wade Weast, Dean of Georgia State University’s College of the Arts stated, “ This is a wonderful partnership between MYSO and Georgia State University School of Music. We are excited to welcome back MYSO after seven years to Georgia State University. This renewed partnership with MYSO provides these talented young musicians coaching from our artist faculty and a home they can make music in. This fulfills the mission for the newly formed College of the Arts to strengthen our existing partnerships with local arts organizations.”

The 2016-2017 season will be the 27th season of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta. MYSO has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, the Midwest Band Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL, GMEA in Savannah, GA, the Piccolo Spoletto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show in Atlanta, and overseas to Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai China, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Costa Rica.

MYSO’s music director and conductor is Christopher Thibdeau. Mr. Thibdeau previously served as the Associate Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, Cover Conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and Conductor of the Atlanta Music Project Orchestras.

Georgia State University
School of Music
75 Poplar Street, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30303

For further information, contact Gail Pinckney (404-413-5914)