Ongoing auditions for New Students


Percussion, Wind and String students, Marching Band students after marching band season, Fall sports students -

We’ve moved! We are excited to announce the move to our new rehearsal space at Berkshire Middle School (Birmingham Public Schools) in Beverly Hills, MI, effective September 2019.

In OUR 38TH Season of music mentorship

Since 1982 the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony has developed students from nearly 50 communities in its four orchestras.  Our mission is to provide an advanced youth ensemble experience that is challenging and fun, stimulates musical development, and supplements the school program.  We have weekly Saturday morning rehearsals September through May at Berkshire Middle School (Beverly Hills), and perform three concerts each season at different venues across metropolitan Detroit.  

We are the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony and we are unique:

  • Students who grow exponentially each year in music and friendships

  • Professional Conducting Team (which includes a college professor, 2 MSBOA Orchestra Teachers of the Year, and a Michigan Teacher of Promise) who knows exactly how to pull the best performance from our students

  • College-aged pre-professional mentors who rehearse with and develop our students, and guide sectionals

  • Parent volunteers and board members who provide support and guidance

  • Donors who are passionate supporters of kids and music

  • FUN - we are unique because not only do we have accomplished musicians, talented conductors and exceptional music, but we have FUN creating a life-long passion for music