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Our main focus is to bring challenging, fun and unique music to Detroit MYS students and provide incredible instruction in team building, ensemble learning and musical excellence.

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The Moscow Ballet

DMYS has provided soloists for The Nutcracker performance by the Moscow Ballet at the Fox Theatre since 2015.  Congratulations to violist Miles Goedert, Symphony Orchestra, who was chosen to perform as part of the Moscow Ballet "Musical Wunderkind" program which is brought annually to cities on the company's Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Miles, a senior at the International Academy, plays piano, viola and cello. He studies viola under the direction of Jacob Traines.  Miles was honored with performing some of his original compositions at the Michigan Music Education Association Competitions for three consecutive years. He attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for six years and has played in Europe through an exchange program. Congratulations to Miles on his selection by DMYS as the Moscow Ballet Wunderkind!

 For more information and Tickets:  MOSCOW BALLET 

Miles Goedert, 2019 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Miles Goedert, 2019 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Kelly Deng, 2018 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Kelly Deng, 2018 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Nohemi M. Perez-Barradas, 2017 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Nohemi M. Perez-Barradas, 2017 Moscow Ballet Detroit Wunderkind

Olga Aru, prima ballerina with the Mosow Ballet, and Landon Oja, 2015 Wunderkind, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, during the 2015 rehearsal.

Olga Aru, prima ballerina with the Mosow Ballet, and Landon Oja, 2015 Wunderkind, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, during the 2015 rehearsal.

Ethan Bortnick

World renown child prodigy in piano and composer/arranger/vocalist, Ethan Bortnick, contacted us to perform with him in October 2015 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, just outside of Detroit.  Recognized by the Guinness World Records as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour, 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing everything from the most difficult classical compositions, to jazz, to rock and roll, the world over, since the age of 6.  He has invited countless musical celebrities to join him, and raised over $40 million for charities across the globe,  Now he has invited Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony to perform with him as well!  

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Conductor Geoffrey Benes rehearsing at the General Assembly with the Detroit MYS Select Orchestra, picture courtesy of ericperryphotography

Conductor Geoffrey Benes rehearsing at the General Assembly with the Detroit MYS Select Orchestra, picture courtesy of ericperryphotography

221st General Assembly

When the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. wanted an orchestra to open it's 221st General Assembly at Cobo Hall in Detroit, they contacted Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony to provide.  Under the direction of our Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Geoffrey Benes, a Select Orchestra from Detroit MYS opened this international event with the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony and an excerpt from Gustav Holst's Jupiter from The Planets to a live audience of over 4000 and an uncountable audience worldwide, as the event was live streamed.