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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 Nohemi M. Perez-Barradas, who was chosen to perform as part of the 2017 Moscow Ballet "Musical Wunderkind" program, brought annually to cities on the company's Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Nohemi studies under Velda Kelly, a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  Besides playing in the orchestra at Farmington High School, she has participated in the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was also invited to participate in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival as a member in the Honors Orchestra for the past two years. DMYS congratulates Nohemi on her selection as the Moscow Ballet Wunderkind!

For more information and Tickets:  MOSCOW BALLET 

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.