Programs

The MSO believes in the transforming experience of live music. We are always searching for new paths to create innovative music education programs for people of all ages, races and backgrounds.

Our Education Mission:

To cultivate an enthusiasm for music in children and adults by increasing access to music presented by MSO, and to engage students' learning experience in music through our strings program.

Program Listing

School Initiatives

Informances

Our Informance Programs are developed to illustrate particular musical concepts from the mechanics of the instruments to the elements of a piece of music, the science of sound production and the joys of being a musician.

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JPS All-City Orchestra Festival

At 5:30 pm on March 4, 2020, all JPS elementary through high school string students will perform after two days of intensive and fun rehearsal with professional clinicians. Teacher recommendation is required for students to participate.

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JPS Kinder Orchestra Concerts

Our Kinder Concert program provides access to the world's finest music through creative programming. This forty-minute program is designed for K through second grade students.  

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Young Peoples Full Orchestra Concerts in Jackson and Vicksburg

This energetic forty-five minute program is designed to entertain and introduce the full symphony orchestra and is offered to elementary students. 

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MDE Residency Program

Through a grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), MSO brings general music opportunities to underserved schools with this creative residency program.

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MSO String Program

Our goal is to develop interest in playing string instruments on the part of young people at elementary and middle schools. Programs exist in a number of school systems throughout the metro, with close to 1,000 string students in 2019-2020.

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Festivals, Workshops and Competitions

Premier Orchestral Institute

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Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra

Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra

MYSO consists of young talented musicians in four ensembles. Housed on the campus of Millsaps College, Artistic Director is Alex Encinas.

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Concert Calendar

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Upcoming Performances

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: NATURAL SHOWCASE

Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 7:29 PM

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: A NIGHT IN VIENNA

Sat, Jan 11, 2020, 7:30 PM

MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 7:30 PM

STAR WARS

Sat, Feb 01, 2020, 7:30 PM

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: BEST AND BRIGHTEST

Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 7:30 PM