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The MYSO offers a wide variety of challenging music to its musicians. The age of performers is 12 through college age. Rehearsals take place from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM on Saturdays. The major symphonic repertoire is rehearsed and performed.

Our Conductor and Executive Director

Jeffrey Silberschlag, Music Director

Deborah Greitzer, Executive Director

Angelo Gatto, Founder and Music Director Emeritus


The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra provides the opportunity for talented young musicians to learn and perform major symphonic repertoire at a high professional level, thus providing cultural enrichment for both performer and audience.



  • After a search for the outstanding youth orchestra in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, the MYSO was chosen to perform in Washington’s Warner Theatre for UNICEF’s 50th anniversary celebration, hosted by Sir Peter Ustinov.

  • Traveled by invitation to perform in China, England, France, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan.

  • Sponsor of the concerto division of the International Young Artist Piano Competition. The MYSO provides prize money and performance opportunity for the winners.

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