Youth & Community
About the Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestras (MSLMYO) was founded in 2000 by Maestro Sudock. The youth programs include four orchestra experiences for musicians in elementary school through high school.
Membership is available to advanced level students, primarily strings, in middle and high school. This fine ensemble of young musicians will perform music at a professional level. This superb ensemble of musicians will perform a minimum of four concerts during their concert season. This group will perform three concerts in injunction to the Shoreline Strings Orchestra and La Petite Musique Strings plus additional concerts on their own. The music will range from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods to Twentieth Century, pop, and jazz.
Ensures social distancing at both rehearsals and concerts
Where We Have Been
MSLMYSO travels the globe, performing in the world’s most prestigious concert venues, as well as donating concerts to schools and hospitals. MSLMYSO hosts youth orchestras from around the world. In an effort to bridge the musical divide and expand cultural awareness, MSLMYSO expands its repertoire to include non-western music.
Since their inaugural year they have performed in the following venues and countries:
- France (Nice and Cannes)
- Principality of Monaco – Royal Cathedral of Monaco
- Australia (Sydney) – Sydney Opera House
- Czech Republic (Podebrady and Prague)
- Austria (Vienna) – The Musikverien – Saal – Golden Hall
- Austria (Salzburg) – Mozarteum, Salzburg Cathedral, University, Mirabel Gardens
- England (London) – Royal College of Music
- New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch Cathedral and Hastings)
- Costa Rica – Teatro Nacional
Concerts & Performances
MSLMYSO performs three to six concerts locally each concert season, including:
- Holiday Concert Musique Sur La Mer-ry
- Celtic Spring Fling
- Gala Benefit Concert
- plus a variety of concerts locally and bi-annually on tour.
MSLMYSO sponsors an annual solo competition showcasing rising musical stars, an annual solo and ensemble festival and their annual Gala Benefit Concert.
What Makes Us Distinctive
Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestra programs are unique. MSLMYO is open to a broad range of students. MSLMYO reaches out both locally and globally. Music, Ethics, Community Service – MSLMYO empowers its musicians to go forward as upstanding citizens. Many of the MSLMYO alumni have earned attendance into some of the nation’s most prestigious universities including – Yale, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, Stanford, Pomona College, UCSD, UCSC, UCSB and more plus Juilliard, Curtis Institute, Berklee School of Music, and Eastman School of Music, to name but a few!
Music is the path – Musique Sur La Mer is the vehicle.