To educate young instrumental musicians through the twelfth grade in the art of symphonic performance to develop character, discipline, leadership,

cultural awareness, and a strong commitment to excellence; thus enabling

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

to contribute to the Valley of the Sun's rich cultural heritage and create a higher level

of appreciation for the performing arts.

MYS’s general operations are supported, in part, by a grant from the Arizona

Commission on the Arts, with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, Mesa Creative Economy Fund, and AZ Republic Season for Sharing.

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